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Title:Rural Road Investment Needs to Support Agricultural Logistics and Economic Development in North Dakota
Authors:Denver Tolliver and Alan Dybing
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Keywords:capital investments, decision making, logistics, rural areas, trend (statistics)
Type:Research Report



According to the Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota leads the United States in the production of spring wheat, durum wheat, sunflower, barley, dry edible beans, canola, and flaxseed. In 2009, the total market value of agricultural goods produced in the state exceeded $5.5 billion. Because of the importance of agriculture to the state's economy, this report focuses specifically on the investment needs of roads used to haul agricultural goods to market. The purpose of the study is to analyze changes in agricultural production and logistics and the importance of roadway investments to the distribution of crops produced in North Dakota.

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