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Prarie AquaTech facility could boost the sluggish soybean sector

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Prairie AquaTech has opened a new facility in Volga, South Dakota; allowing soybean farmers a new way to process non-GMO soybeans.

According to Farm Forum, Prairie AquaTech’s new facility in Volga will process non-GMO soybeans into their award-winning ME-PRO aqua feed. Given that soybeans have been targeted by Chinese tariffs and have low prices for the past year, finding an additional way to use the commodity will be welcome news for the industry.

Dennis Harstad, plant manager and VP of operations, said: "Plant construction has been right on schedule and we began operation in June."

Prairie AquaTech is hoping to gain a strategic foothold in the American aquafeed sector and is using its non-GMO products to solidify its place in the market. ME-PRO won the 2019 Aquafeed Innovation Award for Ingredients at VICTAM International Feed and Grain event in Cologne.