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      Fargo, N.D. is Site for National Ag Research Center

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      FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The National Corn Growers Association has selected Fargo as the site for a national research center.

      The St. Louis-based association considered North Dakota's largest city and Decatur, Illinois, for the National Agricultural Genotyping Center. Fargo was picked after visits by a selection committee.

      The center will start operations in October at the federal Biosciences Research Laboratory on the North Dakota State University campus.

      The center is a collaboration of the corn group and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Its main goal will be to develop on-site tests for diseases in corn and other crops and for food-borne illnesses, enhancing both food production and food safety.

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