Insurance Department Holding Agent Forums
Posted by KSJB News on 9/26/2016 8:18:00 AM.


BISMARCK, N.D. - (Marcy Ost) - North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm today invited North Dakota’s insurance agents to attend the Insurance Department’s annual agent forums scheduled for Oct. 3 - Oct. 6.

State Hospital Governing Board Meeting on Monday
Posted by KSJB News on 9/24/2016 10:33:00 AM.

BISMARCK, N.D. –(Heather Steffl) - North Dakota State Hospital Governing Body members will meet Monday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m., Central Time, in Room 227 of the hospital’s LRC Administration Building, 2605 Circle Dr., in Jamestown. The public is welcome to attend.

Jamestown Parent-Teacher Conferences for Middle and High School
Posted by KSJB News on 9/24/2016 10:26:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - (Amy Neustel) - Jamestown Public Schools Middle and High School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, September 26 and on Tuesday, September 27.

Stutsman County Partially Closing County Road 40
Posted by KSJB News on 9/24/2016 10:23:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - (Katie Aitchison) - Stutsman County is informing motorists that a portion of County Road 40 will be closed for road improvements. The closure will begin Wednesday, Sept. 28 or Thursday, Sept. 29, depending on weather. 

Inlet at Oxbow Diversion Closed Friday
Posted by KSJB News on 9/23/2016 10:36:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown City Engineer's office announced that the West Inlet Gate at the Oxbow diversion in southeast Jamestown is scheduled to be CLOSED, today, Friday-September 23, for utility repairs.

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  • Palmer Ameranth Identified in MN
    For the first time, Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in Minnesota. This weed was found on a farm in Yellow Medicine County in a native seed planting. University of Minnesota Extension weed scientist Jeff Gunsolus is asking landowners to scout fields and report any possible infestations. "We need to address that weed before it gets a foothold because, keep in mind, it is even more prolific than waterhemp."  Palmer amaranth grows faster than waterhemp, up to two-to-three inches per day. A single plant can produce 300,000-to-500,000 seeds easily. Gunsolus is also concerned about this weed’s resistance to multiple herbicides. "If it were to get truly established in corn and soybeans, it would be a game-changer, but my goal is to not let that happen." The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating how the weed was introduced to the state.
  • Be Cautious Regarding Palmer Amaranth
    Palmer Amaranth is a weed native to the southwestern part of the U.S, but it is moving north. Iowa State University Extension weed specialist, Dr. Bob Hartzler, is very familiar with Palmer Amaranth. This summer, the weed spread from five counties to 30 counties in Iowa. “I think this recent issue with the introduction of Palmer Amaranth in native seed mixes used for conservation plantings will increase the rate the Palmer Amaranth spreads across the state.” Hartzler is concerned farmers will manage Palmer Amaranth like waterhemp. “We have a lot of farmers that accept marginal levels of waterhemp controls, because they realize it’s not going to affect their crop yields," says Hartzler. "If the Palmer amaranth replaces the waterhemp, it’s much more competitive. They’re going to suffer big yield losses.” Hartzler says farmers should attack the weed and do everything possible to keep it from getting established.
  • Corn Before Soybeans?
    Given the warmer-than-average summer weather, North Dakota State University Extension small grains and  corn agronomist Joel Ransom says corn is drying out faster than usual. Ransom says some farmers in southern North Dakota could be harvesting corn before soybeans. "It looks like there is some corn that could be harvested. It has come down to a moisture level that could probably allow harvesting."
  • Standability is Important
    University of Minnesota Extension Corn Specialist Jeff Coulter says standabiliy should be a major factor in deciding which field of corn you harvest first. "If stalk strength is good, I think it may work to leave that corn in the field to dry down to save drying costs." If stalk strength is compromised, that field should be a priority for harvest. Corn with disease or hail damage should also be checked closely.
  • Soybean Harvest Begins Near Aberdeen
    The soybean harvest is underway in the Aberdeen area. Travis Antonsen, who is a producer marketing manager with Wheat Growers, says the early yields are really variable. "Some of the stuff we’re getting into now, the better beans, are a little bit above expectations at around the 40s." Antonsen is seeing some wet corn going to feedyards. "Twenty-five to 28 moisture corn is coming off already, but nothing dry going to the bin or the dryers.”
  • Southern Minnesota Hit with Heavy Rains
    Southern Minnesota got soaked by heavy rains at mid-week with Waseca receiving 14 inches of rain over two days. Parts of Iowa and Wisconsin were also inundated with the moisture. Mark Bernard, a crop consultant with Agro Economics in New Richland, Minnesota, says the soybean and corn harvest has been halted. "The forecast seems to change daily, if not, hourly. Hopefully, we don't have a repeat performance of this one."
  • Wet Month
    The wet September continues a trend toward above normal rainfall. University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley says some climate stations in Minnesota have already received over 40 inches of precipitation for the year. At least ten climate stations are on pace to set new annual records, including St. James with 40.6 inches and Waseca with 48.7 inches.
  • Dry Bean Scene
    The Dry Bean Scene is on the air, with information about a reverse trade mission to the Northarvest region. This broadcast airs each Friday at 12:37 PM. 
  • Soybean Harvest Advances
    Grygla, Minnesota farmer Steve Sparby has about one-third of his soybean crop harvested. "The crop is average or a hair above above average." Grygla has missed the recent heavy rains. "The rains that hurt us came in June." At Donnelly, Minnesota, this past week was a good one for the soybean harvest. "Yield is as good as last year," said Bob Burner, general manager, Donnelly Co-op. "Moisture is down from 11-to-14 percent and I think the bean harvest will go really, really fast." RRFN's Harvest Hotline is sponsored, in part, by Minnesota Soybean farmers and the Soybean Checkoff.
  • Still Working on Spring Wheat
    Farmers in the Hoople, North Dakota area are still trying to harvest their wheat. "It has been a struggle all fall," said Guy Phelps, manager, Hoople Farmers Grain Company. Phelps says the quality of the wheat is not too bad, considering all the rain and hail his area had this summer. "This summer, we were catching rain all of the time, right during flowering. I think our fungicide got put to the test this year." RRFN's Harvest Hotline is sponsored, in part, by AgCountry Farm Credit Services.
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