When operational, the three proposed soybean crush facilities in North Dakota are expected to utilize nearly 70 percent of the state’s soybean production. North Dakota Grain Dealers Association Executive Vice President Stu Letcher says that will be a game-changer for any company handling soybeans. “These processing plants are not going to have enough storage to handle all the product that they need on-site so they’re gonna have to rely on some commercial (storage), but you’re going to see a change in the way that product moves.” With shorter hauls, there may be a transition to trucking. “If that happens, what’s that gonna do to our current infrastructure? Where are we gonna get the trucks to make those moves? There’s a lot of questions to be answered yet.” The NDGA annual meeting was held in Fargo.
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