Burgum welcomes announcement of soybean processing plant near Casselton
BISMARCK, ND – Governor Doug Burgum issued the following statement regarding today’s day announcement that North Dakota Soybean Processors LLC plans to build a state-of-the-art soybean processing plant near Casselton.
“This soybean grinding facility is another historic investment in North Dakota agriculture, an investment that will add tremendous value to our soybean producers, create quality jobs and benefit all of North Dakotas through a greater economic activity and tax revenues that support essential services and critical infrastructure, ”Burgum mentioned. “Investments like this put more money in the pockets of our farmers by expanding local markets while linking our agriculture and energy industries for additional value-added activity. We thank our highly productive soybean growers, North Dakota Soybean Processors, North Dakota Department of Commerce, North Dakota Department of Transportation, City of Casselton, Casselton Economic Development, Cass County Commission, the Harvest Group, the Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC and all of those whose dedication and hard work on this project made today’s announcement possible.
North Dakota Soybean Processors, a joint venture between CGB Enterprises Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors, said the new facility is expected to crush 42.5 million bushels of soybeans in the first year and create 50 to 60 new jobs when fully operational. in 2024, subject to various approvals. The groundbreaking is scheduled for spring 2022.