(Casselton, ND) -- Governor Doug Burgum was among the elected officials and community leaders who turned out near Casselton Wednesday for groundbreaking for the new soybean processing plant.
"North Dakota Soybean Processors are pursuing a state-of-the-art crushing plant in one of the most productive areas in the world and it's no secret that we are an ag powerhouse as a state," said Burgum.
Burgum touted the economic benefit to farmers from the new $400 million plant, which will be owned and operated by North Dakota Soybean Processors. The plant is expected to be fully operational by 2024, and should generate 50 to 60 jobs described as "well-paying". Project organizers say steps will be taken to minimize light, sound and odor coming from the plant once up and running.