In the next two days, a group of 15 agricultural professionals, including RRFN farm broadcaster Carah Hart, will take a closer look at how grains are handled and shipped at the Duluth Port. Duluth’s been a key part of agriculture in this region since the St. Lawrence Seaway opened,” said Mark Jirik, director, Northern Crops Institute. “Now, the global markets are changing. There are a lot of people saying we’ll see more changes in the next five years then we’ve probably seen in the next 20 or 30 years when we talk about agricultural markets and destinations. Duluth has a part to play. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen the first full container ship out of Duluth and we’ve seen corn ship out to Africa.” The tour is hosted by the Northern Crops Institute.
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