The former Cargill malt barley plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park in North Dakota is being converted into the state’s first soybean crush facility. With the construction site in the background, farmers and government officials met on Thursday for a groundbreaking event. “They’re moving dirt, making plans and moving forward,” says Josh Gackle, a farmer from Kulm. “It’s an exciting time for soybean farmers.” While there are delays getting construction materials, ADM President of North American Oils and Biodiesel Ken Campbell says the Green Bison Soy Crush facility is still on schedule. “We’re putting up tanks for the refinery and putting up the foundation in the prep area.” When completed, the facility will process up to 150,000 bushels of soybeans each day. “We have an advantage. We started this project early and we’re setting up to be ready in fall 2023.” Hear the story.