Minnesota Soybean Processors Executive General Manager Jeramie Weller says the conversations about the Casselton, North Dakota soy crush facility started in 2019. CGB Enterprises operates a soy crush facility in Indiana. “We met CGB through mutual contacts. The agriculture industry is large, but small at the same time. Since 2019 we’ve been looking at places to build and I think our relationship has gone well so far.” A groundbreaking on the new plant is scheduled for spring 2022, with plans to have a fully operational plant in 2024, subject to approvals. Weller says there are still many details to work out, mostly permit and infrastructure-related. The North Dakota Soybean Processors have tried to build a soy crush facility before. Weller explains what makes this project different. “I think it’s a more well-rounded sense of direction and expertise.”
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