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Agricultural Value Added: Prospects For North Dakota


  • Lambert, David K.
  • Lim, Siew Hoon
  • Tweeten, Kathleen M.
  • Leistritz, F. Larry
  • Wilson, William W.
  • McKee, Gregory J.
  • Nganje, William E.
  • DeVuyst, Cheryl Sinn
  • Saxowsky, David M.


Introduction: This report provides an overview of the important factors affecting investments in agricultural value-added ventures. The introductory section outlines current research on factors important in the location of economic activity. Research applied to specific agricultural value-added ventures, such as food manufacturing and livestock feeding and finishing operations, are discussed. A listing of resources available to entrepreneurs considering value-added investments concludes the introductory section. Following the introductory section are short overviews of industries that already have, or may have, potential for increasing economic activity in the state. All are based on the important foundation of agriculture in the state's economy or upon the natural resource base giving the state a comparative advantage in investments in alternative energy or resource-based recreation.

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  • Lambert, David K. & Lim, Siew Hoon & Tweeten, Kathleen M. & Leistritz, F. Larry & Wilson, William W. & McKee, Gregory J. & Nganje, William E. & DeVuyst, Cheryl Sinn & Saxowsky, David M., 2006. "Agricultural Value Added: Prospects For North Dakota," Staff Papers 23652, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nddsps:23652

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