On Wednesday, Archer Daniels Midland met with local farmers and the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation to discuss a new soybean crush facility in Spiritwood. ADM is retrofitting a former Cargill Malt plant. “We plan to start some demo work by the end of June,” said Ken Campbell, President of North American Oils and Biodiesel, ADM. “By my understanding, the permitting progress is going well. We are optimistic real construction will begin the last half of September.” When completed for use in 2023, this plant will crush 25 percent of North Dakota’s soybeans. The vegetable oil will go to Dickinson for renewable diesel and soybean meal can be used regionally. Farmers are looking forward to the plant. “This is happening,” said Terry Wanzek, a farmer from Jamestown, North Dakota. “We’ve heard for a number of years there could be a plant. Finally, we’re at that point.”
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