New Multi-Seed Processing Facility Planned in South Dakota

The South Dakota Soybean Processors (SDSP) plant will open with a processing capacity of 35 million bu/yr of soybeans.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 14, 2022

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Agricultural products firm South Dakota Soybean Processors LLC is preparing build a new multi-seed processing plant near Mitchell, SD that will be capable of processing 35 million bu/yr of soybeans or 1 million tn of hi-oilseed crops, a recent company release announced.

The project was initiated in response to rising demand for vegetable oil, SDSP chief executive officer Tom Kersting said in a statement: “A plant with the ability to also process hi-oilseed crops such as sunflowers significantly reduces the risk of the project and puts the plant in a much better position for long-term success.”

Growth in hog and dairy production in the Mitchell area provides opportunities to serve demand for soybean and sunflower meal. The facility will be situated along a BNSF railway line.

About 50 new full-time jobs will be created when the facility becomes operational in 2025. SDSP said the company is in the process of engineering, permitting, and negotiations with state and local officials.

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