Jamestown Kiwanis $5,000 Short of Kids Against Hunger Goal
Posted by KSJB News on 10/17/2017 10:36:00 AM.

 

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Jared Slinde) – After packaging its one millionth meal in 2016, Jamestown Kiwanis is looking to package $25,000 worth of meals again in 2017.
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Dicamba Survey Results In - Additional Restrictions Planned
Posted by KSJB News on 10/17/2017 6:40:00 AM.

 

BISMARCK (Michelle Mielke) – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has compiled the results of a survey seeking information on plant injury that may have been caused by use of newly registered formulations of the herbicide Dicamba.
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Road Closures in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 10/11/2017 6:58:00 AM.

 

JAMESTOWN – The City Engineer's Office announced on Tuesday afternoon that continuing throughout the week, the following areas will be closed in Jamestown:
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People With Disabilities are an Important Workforce Resource
Posted by KSJB News on 10/10/2017 9:06:00 AM.

 

BISMARCK, N.D. (Heather Steffl) – Employers competing for workers in North Dakota’s tight labor market where the unemployment rate hovers around two percent cannot afford to lose experienced employees, especially due to permanent injuries or impairments. The Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) team is available to help employers retain current employees and connect with qualified applicants.
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October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Posted by KSJB News on 10/9/2017 11:37:00 AM.
 
BISMARCK, ND (submitted) - October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month.  Central Valley Health District and the North Dakota Department of Health are partnering to provide information and resources for caregivers and community members to promote safe infant sleep strategies to reduce the risk of SIDS.

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  • Morris to Oversee International Marketing for National Pork Board
    Craig Morris has been named the new vice president of international marketing for the National Pork Board. Since 2004, Morris has been the deputy administrator of the livestock, poultry and seed program for USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. Morris will join the Pork Checkoff staff on October 30.
  • Lawmakers Contend Jobs Will Be Lost With Biofuel Decision
    A bipartisan group of 33 U.S. Senators has sent a letter to EPA, urging the agency to increase its proposed Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel in 2019. EPA has proposed a drop in the advanced biofuel volumes for 2018 and holds biodiesel volumes stagnant for 2019. The lawmakers signing this letter includes Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken; North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and South Dakota Senator John Thune.
  • New Leadership for New Co-op
    With the unification of Wheat Growers and North Central Farmers Elevator, a new leadership team is in place. Chris Pearson is the chief executive officer. Pearson joined Wheat Growers in 2013 as the chief operating officer. Mike Nickolas is the new cooperative’s executive vice president and COO-grain. Nicolas was the general manager for NCFE.
  • Arnold Joins AgReliant Genetics Team
    Megan Arnold is the new corporate communications manager for AgReliant Genetics. Arnold was working as an account manager for the Sandbox advertising agency.
  • New Leadership for Summers Manufacturing
    Deb Anderson is retiring as president of Summers Manufacturing, but will transition to the board chair position. Ryan Gruhn, a longtime board member, will take over management as the company's CEO. Summers Manufacturing is based in Devils Lake, North Dakota and builds a variety of agricultural equipment. Anderson's father, Harley Summers, founded the company in 1965.
  • Label Changes Made for Dicamba Usage
    Dicamba will be a ‘restricted use’ product in 2018. The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont for over-the-top application of dicamba formulations. As a restricted use product, dicamba can only be applied by certified applicators. Additional record-keeping will be required for all farmers using dicamba. To reduce potential spray drift, dicamba products will only be allowed to be applied when wind speeds are below 10 miles per hour and there are requirements for the time of day application can take place.
  • A 'Tough Decision to Make'
    Not only will states have to comply with EPA’s new restrictions on dicamba, states can also add their own restrictions on the product. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture assistant commissioner Susan Stokes says Minnesota doesn’t have all of the specifics yet on EPA’s decision and it will take time for them to figure out whether or not they’ll register the product for the next year. “We’ll look carefully at the restrictions EPA put on it and we’ll see if there are any Minnesota specific restrictions we need to impose or if it even makes sense. We’re in the process of investigating the complaints we’ve received over the summer. We need to wait until we get all of the information in before we can make a decision on it.” Stokes says farmers have some tough decisions to make. “Farmers should pay close attention to what the EPA has decided and make careful decisions about what they’ll buy for next year. I don’t envy farmers right now, they are in a difficult situation.”
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