Welcome to Northstar Agri Industries

Northstar Agri Industries is a subsidiary of PICO Holdings, Inc. Northstar was formed in 2010 and completed construction of its Hallock, MN crushing plant in May 2012. The plant was designed to crush canola exclusively. It has been in continuous operation since that time, with a capacity of 1,200 U.S. tons per day, 350 days per year, or 420,000 tons per year. The plant produces food-grade canola oil and canola meal used for animal feed. All products are sold through a marketing relationship with Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC, a Land O’Lakes company.

We pride ourselves in being good neighbors in the Hallock community. Our associates and management are dedicated to creating and maintaining a team environment that is drug-free and safety-oriented.

The Hallock plant has approximately 50 associates working together to produce the best products using state-of-the-art technology. Our corporate office is in downtown Fargo, ND. Our COO and Vice Presidents of Plant Operations, Finance, and Merchandising & Risk Management, along with additional support staff, are located on Broadway.

We also offer an exceptional benefits package as described below.

We dedicate ourselves to help feed the world by providing heart-healthy canola oil!


Benefits Overview

Northstar Agri Industries offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of our employees:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401k retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Profit sharing
  • Tuition reimbursement

* Benefits subject to eligibility and may be changed at the discretion of the company.

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