American Ag Network’s Sabrina Hill is the media representative on this year’s North Dakota Soybean Council’s See for Yourself Tour. Here is her recap of Day Two of the trip. You can also see a video report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCQbCulwe2M
Wednesday, the North Dakota Soybean Council’s See For Yourself Tour, started with a presentation from the council itself. Kendall Nichols discussed weed management for soybean growers. Next, we heard from Tom Verry and Ryan Lamberg of the National Bio Diesel Board. The group then headed out for the day’s tours.
We started at SeQuential Biodiesel in Portland, where we heard about how they make biodiesel from cooking oils.
Next, we headed to Washington state, to learn about the ports and everything that goes into getting North Dakota soybeans out to other countries. Matt Kerrigan from Export Grain Terminal boarded our bus to give us a driving tour of EGT.
From there, we visited TEMCO and got a closer look at how grain is loaded onto ships.
We then headed to the Kalama Export Terminal, where a highlight was seeing grain from Harvey, North Dakota being unloaded from rail cars.
The final stop on the tour was the Port of Kalama offices, where we heard more about how the port works, and how these exports support so many communities.
The North Dakota Soybean Council’s See for Yourself Tour continues Thursday with a discussion on trade and presentation from BNSF.