U.S. Air Force: Fugeng project in Grand Forks "poses significant threat to national security"

(Fargo, ND) -- U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven issued the following statement after receiving a letter from the U.S. Air Force asserting its official position on the Fufeng project in Grand Forks. Last year, Fufeng Group, a Chinese food manufacturer, purchased 370 acres of land to construct a wet corn milling plant 12 miles from the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

“City leaders have asked for clarity from leaders in the federal government regarding the Fufeng project. The Air Force left ambiguity off the table when they said: ‘The proposed project presents a significant threat to national security with both near- and long-term risks of significant impacts to our operations in the area.’ As we have recommended, we believe the city should discontinue the Fufeng project and instead we should work together to find an American company to develop the agriculture project.”  

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