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Ground broken for pulse crop plant in central SD

HARROLD (AP) — Ground has been broken for a plant near the central South Dakota town of Harrold that will process pulse crops such as lentils, field peas and chickpeas.

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KCCR radio reports that Gov. Dennis Daugaard attended Thursday's ceremony. He says the plant is the first of its kind in the state and adds another piece to South Dakota's value-added agriculture industry.

The 11,000-square-foot, $4.5 million South Dakota Pulse Processors plant will employ about 10 people. It's expected to start operations in the spring.