BISMARCK, N.D. — The
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has plans to build a $350 million soybean crushing plant and refinery in North Dakota.
Gov. Doug Burgum joined ADM Monday in announcing plans for the state's first dedicated soybean plant.
ADM, which has its North American headquarters in Decatur, says the plant and refinery in Spiritwood would create 70 jobs and process up to 150,000 bushels of soybeans each day. It's expected to be completed by the 2023 harvest.
"This soybean processing plant is a gamechanger for North Dakota farmers, adding value and expanding the market for this important crop closer to home while also supporting the production of products such as renewable green diesel right here in North Dakota,"
Burgum said in a statement.
North Dakota ranked ninth in the nation in soybean production in 2020, producing over 190 million bushels of soybeans, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Cass County was the nation's top soybean producing county as recently as 2018, and Stutsman, Richland and Barnes also have ranked in the top 20 soybean-producing counties in recent years.
ADM also plans to invest about $25 million to expand refining and storage capacity at its crush and refining facility in Quincy, Illinois, the company announced.
Photos: Archer Daniels Midland Co. through the years
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, middle right, chats with attendees in the Archer Daniels Midland Co. tent.
A LOOK BACK
1942: Cars are parked outside of Archer Daniels Midland Co.
A LOOK BACK
1977: The clarifier, the third step in the treatment process, will remove sludge from waste generated by the Archer Daniels Midland Co. complex.
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1967: As part of the Archer Daniels Midland Co. West Plant expansion, 1900 Samuels St., three 15,000-barrel tanks are being moved. The tank at left base. In order to move the tanks, a dike was built and the channel lined with 30,000 square feet of plastic. Water was then pumped into it so the tanks could be floated. At bottom right, a truck tows one of the 50-ton oil tanks down the canal. When the expansion was announced, it was to double the facilities.
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1984: Bob Ryan of Archer Daniels Midland Co. explains lettuce production in a hydroponics greenhouse to group of National Outstanding Young Farmer candidates.
Mark Schweitzer, managing director of transportation for Archer Daniels Midland Co. talks with freshman state representatives Terri Bryant, Reggie Phillips, Litesa Wallace, Randy Frese and Carol Ammons during a tour Tuesday of ADM's intermodal rail facility.
Nathan Hardeman, 20, of Moweaqua, drives through the Archer Daniels Midland Co. trucking yard in Decatur in November. Hardeman, hired when he was 19, is ADM Trucking's youngest driver, and has just started working local routes.
Jeremy Milligan, a
business solutions analyst for Archer Daniels Midland Co., was selected by his classmates as Millikin University's Professional Adult Comprehensive Education, or PACE, programs student of the year. The university's winter graduation is Sunday.
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1980: Richard Burket, right, shows Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., around the Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s east plant. Condenser towers are pictured in the background. (H&R file photo)
Debbie Sarko, with Archer Daniels Midland Co., speaks about truck driver expectations at ADM during an information session about Richland Community College's Truck Driver Training program on
Decatur's Archer Daniels Midland Co. has seen many developments over the course of 2013.
The Archer Daniels Midland Co. logo is seen on a tanker truck at the ADM facility in Decatur.
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An operator sorts containers with a side lift crane at the new intermodal rail facility as part of the Archer Daniels Midland Co. plant.