The North Dakota Mill and Elevator Association (NDM) began its operations in October 1922 as a value-added market for wheat produced in North Dakota. In the early 1900 s, the flourmills and grain exchange in Minneapolis were the primary wheat markets for North Dakota farmers and elevators. After freight costs to Minneapolis were deducted from Minneapolis market prices, North Dakota farmers received a low price for their wheat. NDM came into existence to solve this problem. The association s facilities include five milling units, a terminal elevator and a packing warehouse. All mill facilities are located in Grand Forks, N.D., and produces and ships 27,000 cwt. of milled products daily. In addition, NDM cleans, processes and mills 60,000 bushels of North Dakota wheat on a daily basis. NDM receives no funds or financial assistance from the state of North Dakota to subsidize the milling operations, and is the only state-owned milling facility in the United States.