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North Dakota State Agriculture Page
the energy boom in North Dakota has led to a 2.8 percent unemployment
rate, the lowest in the nation,
the downside has been harder times for farmers who have long been
mainstays of the state’s economy.
Agriculture was North Dakota’s No. 1 industry for decades, representing
a quarter of its economic base,
but recent statistics show that oil and gas have become the
biggest contributors to the state’s gross domestic product.
Grain Piles Up - Oil Rolls
Oil Crowds Out Grain
And Now The Coal Is Piling Up
Oil Crowds Out Coal
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Crude Oil Fetches $10.00 to
$17.00 a barrel for rail freight charges at 660 bbl capacity thats
$6600.00 to $11220.00 a car
Rail Freight Rates For Crude
Grain Fetches $1.00 to $3.00 a bushel for rail freight charges at 3500
bushel capacity thats $3500.00 to $10500.00 a car
How Much Does It Cost
Grain Shipping Comparisons
The Fine Print On BNSF
Ironic Is It Not
A Oil Train Parked In Front Of A Grain Elevator With No Grain
Heidi, And The Pump And Dump
A Photo Speaks A Million Words
Nothing like a good laugh as Ag goes in the toliet.
Oil Boom & Bumper Crop And Child
Poverty Stays The Same
Farming And Fossil Fuels
Interview with Michael Ruppert
In our world a farmer drives an oil-powered machine to plow fields.
He or she then drives another oil-powered machine to plant seeds.
Water for irrigation is -- in most cases -- pumped by electricity
generated by coal, natural gas, and oil.
Germany has made great strides in electrical generation through
Feed-in-Tariffs which have exploded solar and wind generation
do not resolve the whole equation. After seeds are planted and
irrigated the crops are then sprayed
(derived from oil) and fertilizers (produced from
natural gas). To harvest the crops the farmer then drives another
Then oil is used to transport the food to processing plants and for
Food is often wrapped in plastic (also oil) and frequently treated with
chemical additives also derived from oil and gas.
Globalization has only compounded the issue by shipping food all
over the world (wasting oil) for the sake of profit rather than
I live in California and can go to a market and find strawberries
from Chile while Southern California grows great strawberries.
This pattern is the same for most food consumed in industrialized
This only happened because cheap labour costs and less-stringent
regulation became more important than common sense.
Money overcomes logic every time. But just watching globalization end
will not solve the problem.
As I have said for years, globalization dies with cheap energy.
There's little point in fighting it anymore unless the struggle is in
pursuit of a unified energy vision.
Energy We Spend On Food
Calories In - 1 Calories Out
Downtown Fargo - As Oil Train
25 Miles East Of Explosive Casselton Derailment
(Bomb) Oil Train Derailments
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