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54th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 17

JAMESTOWN - The 54th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Elks #995 & Jamestown Parks & Recreation Dept. and will be held Saturday, April 19th, 2014 (weather permitting) at 11:00am in McElroy Pa...(more)

Fact-checking Claims About Northern Beef in Aberdeen
April 16

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers have been tossing out figures of taxpayer losses ranging from zero dollars to $80 million.(more)

Jamestown High School Announces 2014 Prom
April 16

JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown High School 2014 Junior Senior Prom will be Saturday, April 26, 2014; Grand March begins at 8:00 pm at the Jerry Meyer Arena at JHS. This year’s theme is “Midnight Masquerad...(more)

Anglers and Boat Owners Need Current Licenses
April 16

BISMARCK - North Dakota Game and Fish officials are reminding anglers and boat owners to review their licenses for the 2014 fishing and boating season.

Anglers must have a 2014-15 fishing licen...(more)

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Communication is Key This Planting Season
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Despite being delayed getting into the field, Asgrow and DeKalb area business manager Jeremy Frie tells RRFN farmers have made most of their final planting decisions. He recommends farmers keep in touch with their suppliers throughout planting. “They need to be communicating with their seed supplier, their dealer, where they get their inputs so that company is prepared for their decision. It’s all going to break quickly when it does happen this spring so communication’s going to be key.”
Coal Also Adding to Rail Congestion
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Transportation backlogs on upper Midwest rail tends to get blamed on the oil industry. And while additional oil shipments have stressed the rail system, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson tells RRFN the increase in coal exports out of North Dakota is also congesting rail shipments. “Coal movement on the rails out to the Pacific Northwest in the last two years has doubled. This is primarily Powder River Basin coal destined for export. So it has to get to the coast in order to get on a ship to go to another country.” Johnson was the keynote speaker at the Al Bloomquist Lecture Series hosted by North Dakota State University Tuesday in Fargo.
Rail Backlog May Send Grain Hauling to Barges
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

The first barges of the season arrived in St. Paul overnight Wednesday. Upper River Services President Lee Nelson says this is one of the latest starts on record. “I believe, with the exceeption of 2001 when floodwaters got here before barges could get up this far, I know it’s the latest in the last over 20 years. I think it goes at least to the 70s. I haven’t been able to track down all the records, but it could be the latest we’ve ever had.” Nelson tells RRFN these barges are carrying fertilizer just in time for the rush of the season. He says with the delays in the rail system, Nelson expects to see more grain move on the Mississippi River.
Rail Backlog Dominating Discussions
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

For Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson, one issue is dominating every agriculture meeting right now and that’s the railroads. “It’s coming from sugar, ethanol, grain, propane, it’s across the board. BNSF knows they have a problem so they’re putting significant money in trying to fix it. In an interview with the Red River Farm Network, Peterson said there is no quick fix for this issue. Peterson has met with BNSF executives about the rail delays and the impact on agriculture. “Long-term, the best thing we can do to mitigate this is to build these pipelines. The sooner we get those built, the quicker we’ll be able to ease off the extra demand put on by the oil needing extra cars.” The entire Red River Farm Network interview with Representative Peterson can be found on our webpage.
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