Hoeven: ND Soybean Producers Win with Local Market, Competitive Basis

Senator Helps Break Ground on Soybean Crushing Plant Near Casselton

CASSELTON, N.D. – At a ground breaking ceremony for the new soybean crushing plant near Casselton today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his ongoing efforts to grow North Dakota as an agriculture powerhouse, support the state’s farmers and advance value-added agriculture projects as a way to strengthen the state’s economy and rural communities. Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) Enterprises Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors are constructing a soybean processing plant that will be owned and operated by the North Dakota Soybean Processors, LLC. The facility will crush over 42.5 million bushels of soybeans per year to produce soybean meal and soybean oil, creating approximately 60 permanent jobs. 

“This project will provide a convenient, local market for our soybean producers while at the same time supporting good-paying jobs and economic growth in the region,” said Hoeven. “By further increasing the partnership between the energy and ag industries in North Dakota, it creates another opportunity for farmers to get their product to market while producing soybean byproducts.”  

After this plan was announced late last year by CGB and Minnesota Soybean Processors, Hoeven offered his support for the project. The senator remains committed to ensuring opportunities exist for ag producers while also supporting rural communities.