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North Dakota's first urea plant to start production

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BEULAH, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's first urea plant is on schedule to start producing the solid-form fertilizer this month.

The $740 million plant near Beulah is acting as a boon to regional farmers and transforming operations at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

Plant Manager Dale Johnson tells the Bismarck Tribune the facility will be ramped up to full production soon and process 1,100 tons of urea pellets daily.

Urea brings fertilizer to more than 50 percent of the facility's gross revenue producer. It'll be the 13th product made at the synfuels plant.

Johnson says the new product is a good fit.

The cooperative is awaiting final plans. But the product will likely be used on farms within roughly 300 miles (483 kilometers), including Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana, where urea use is common.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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