The Midwest Ag-Energy Group in North Dakota says they\'re joining the worldwide effort to reduce harvesting of fish to feed carnivorous fish like salmon and trout.
They plan to do this by taking advantage of their existing infrastructure at Dakota Spirit Ag Industry in Spirtwood.
The group will convert barley from North Dakota barley producers into a high protein barley concentrate that would be a replacement for fish meal.
\"Barley is a product that really isn\'t in high demand to be grown out in the area of Dakota Spirit, so it\'s a possibility to merry up crop production that works well with the land out in the area with a high-value product that we produce right here in the state,\" said Jeff Zueger, CEO of Midwest AgEnergy Group.
The Midwest Ag-Energy Group was approved their request of over $83,000 from the Renewable Energy Council.
Now they\'ll have to be approved this request at Thursdays Industrial Commission meeting before going forward with this project.
Source: Fox News West Dakota // Original Article