organic crops

A new Minneapolis-based firm has begun working on infrastructure to focus on non-GMO and organic crops.

"Demand has outpaced the investment in the infrastructure," said Pipeline Foods chief executive Erick Jackson.

Jackson said his company is planning to invest between $300 million and $500 million on facilities, specifically focused on non-GMO and organic crops.

"The big guys don't look at this space yet as something very interesting," Jackson said. "Yet, it's gotten too big for all the little guys in it."

Organic farming growing in ND

Oct 23, 2017

The number of acres becoming certified organic in North Dakota is rising.

Organic farmers say there are many reasons, some relate to health, but others are financial.

Lowell Kaul owns Organic Kaul Farms in Harvey. He’s begun growing a grain variety called ‘Emmer.”

“It’s an ancient grain," Kaul said. "It goes way back.”

Kaul said he began growing it because his grandfather and great-grandfather planted it.