Large Elevator Facility Planned In Yankton County
February 24, 2012, 6:46 AM
YANKTON, SD -
Dakota Plains Ag Center is planning a multimillion-dollar elevator facility in Yankton County.
The Parkston-based company says the loading point three miles northwest of the city of Yankton would load 110-car "shuttle" trains within 10 hours. General manager Bill Beukema says Dakotan Plains would offer producers as much as 7 cents more per bushel of grain than area elevators to get the volume necessary to keep the Dakota Plains Napa Junction facility profitable.
Dakota Plains wants to begin construction of the $28 million first phase this year and have it complete by the 2013 harvest. Expansions such as a fertilizer warehouse facility are envisioned during the following five years.
County Commission Chairman Bruce Jensen says some local elevators have concerns about the project.
© 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
1/28/2015 5:12 AM
Physician assistants topped the list, which has an average base salary of $111,376.
1/27/2015 11:10 AM
For the first time in months, South Dakota's average gas price rose last week. According to a AAA report, the increase is due to a series of...
1/27/2015 7:30 AM
A Sioux Falls-based company hopes to more than double the number of egg-laying hens in South Dakota by opening a large chicken operation near Parker.
1/25/2015 5:38 PM
Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.
1/28/2015 6:00 PM
Queen City Bakery in Sioux Falls has developed a large fan base locally and now people from all over can experience why. The business is set to be fea...