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Trial set for suit against ND hog farming center

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Trial is set to begin the case of a Canadian food company that says it's owed more than $600,000 from a North Dakota hog farming operation.

Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against North Dakota Sow Center, which operates facilities near Bottineau and Edmore. Maple Leaf claims the hog farming company failed to pay for the sale of young pigs.

Court documents show that North Dakota Sow Center refused to pay its balance because it was unhappy with the quality of the animals.

The complaint seeks an additional $100,000 for incidental damages.

Lawyers expect the trial to last a week. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Fargo.