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West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern, N.D. Gov. John Hoeven, Vic Nordstrom of Monsanto and Mark Martino of Global Seeds and Traits break ground last Thurday for the upcoming soybean conversion project at the facility. David Samson/The Pioneer

Monsanto breaks ground on soybean seed facility expansion

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Ceremonies were conducted April 1, by Monsanto Company to celebrate the groundbreaking of their multi-million dollar facility expansion that will be the future home of their Asgrow soybean seed production facility in West Fargo.


The site had previously been a sunflower seed production facility. With the sale of Monsanto's sunflower business to Syngenta in August 2009, the site is now being converted and expanded to support Monsanto's growing soybean business. 

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