Nebraska town searches for soy crush plant, farmer says it could have large payoff

Nebraska town searches for soy crush plant, farmer says it could have large payoff

A Central Nebraska farmer says a new soy crushing facility could add value to his soybean crop and expand the state’s animal protein industry.

Clay Govier of Broken Bow says demand for feedstocks that support renewable diesel is driving demand for a plant. “We’re going to add value instead of exporting whole soybeans to China or wherever they’re going.  I think it’s going to make that soybean a lot more valuable in the state of Nebraska and nationwide.”

The North Platte Chamber and Development Corporation announced last week it’s searching for a partner to build a 3,000 metric ton soybean crush plant that would process over 36 million bushels annually.

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