Farm action against Syngenta goes viral

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Hundreds of lawsuits filed in the past 12 months allege that monster seed company Syngenta Corp. knowingly marketed genetically modified seed as part of their Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade lines. American corn farmers grew that corn and sold it to grain handlers for distribution in international markets, only to find the product banned.

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Two Pink Sheet plays that could shake ND’s oil industry

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California-based Origin Oil, (OTCMKTS:OOIL) once focused on producing fuels and chemicals from algae oils, has been in the process of refocusing its work on clean up processes for contaminated fracking water. Hydraulic fracturing’s greedy water usage  has prompted some industry insiders to fear increased government regulation. Origin Oil says it has solved this problem.

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WANZEK owner MASTEC reports Q3 earnings

Power, Industrial AG and renewable energy projects in ND, account for a hefty percentage of Wanzek's backlog.

Power, Industrial AG and renewable energy projects in the Dakotas account for a hefty percentage of Wanzek’s backlog.

When Florida-based Mastec Inc., bought Fargo’s Wanzek construction for $200 million in 2008, it became a major player in energy construction.  The company is an interesting play for investors looking for entries into North Dakota’s hot construction sector, where opportunities in the public market are few.

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