There is growing interest in expanding animal agriculture in North Dakota. North Dakota Livestock Alliance Executive Director Amber Wood describes the current situation with one word–invigorating. “I would say the announcement of the soybean crush plant and the different actions that came out of the legislative sessions were absolutely a shot in the arm for North Dakota’s livestock development efforts.” Wood says that was evident during World Pork Expo earlier this month. “Pig producers are very interested in North Dakota not only the feed we produce here but also the biosecurity, the ability to raise healthy, happy pigs here because they’re able to put significant distances between operations.” Nothing has been sited, but Wood is seeing all segments of the animal agriculture sector involved in the vetting process.
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