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Ethanol Proves to be Big Business in ND

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        Ethanol proves to be big business in North Dakota.
    A recent study shows the industry contributed nearly 2 billion dollars to the state's ag retail sector in 2013.


    The industry has grown 10 fold in North Dakota since 2005, from producing 35 million gallons to nearly 400 million gallons per year. 
     In 2013, Ethanol generated roughly $725 million a year in direct income for retail ag service and supply dealers.
    And those millions of dollars are having a big impact on rural North Dakota.  

(Deana Wiese / North Dakota Ethanol Council) "Each of our plants is located in a community of less than 2500 and they contribute 50 jobs and millions of dollars in payroll so they have a significant impact on those communities."

    Currently there are 4 ethanol plants operating in North Dakota.
    The 5th ethanol plant in Spiritwood is scheduled to be be completed in April 2015. 


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