Reward Offered in Animal Killing Case
Posted by KSJB News on 11/27/2015 12:34:00 PM.
GLENHAM, S.D. (AP) — A Glenham man wants whoever shot and killed one of his cows brought to justice.

UPDATE: Tuesday Morning Rollover Claims Life of Kensal Teen
Posted by KSJB News on 11/25/2015 8:08:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN - The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the victims of a rollover accident north of Jamestown on Tuesday morning that left one person dead and another injured.

"Are You Prepared" Booklet Distribution Delayed
Posted by KSJB News on 11/25/2015 8:01:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN -(Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County Emergency Manager/911 Coordinator) - The postal distribution of the newly revised “Are You Prepared” booklets that was expected to occur late last week was delayed due to a number of production and distribution issues. 

Jamestown City Engineer Warns of Unsafe River Ice Through Winter
Posted by KSJB News on 11/25/2015 8:48:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf says river levels will fluctuate in the city over coming weeks.  He's warning residents to stay off the river ice and to keep their pets off the ice for the rest of the winter.

Jamesown Startup Earns Commerce Funding
Posted by KSJB News on 11/23/2015 8:55:00 AM.


Owner of recycling firm launches new venture.
JAMESTOWN – The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program with the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding to Jamestown based Premier Refinery, LLC during a meeting in Bismarck.

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  • Omnibus Spending Bill is Priority
    The 2016 omnibus spending bill is priority for Congress as they return to Washington D.C. this week. Informa Economics vice president, Jim Weisemeyer, thinks agriculture will avoid the $3 billion cuts in crop insurance due to a pledge from Republican leadership. The question remains if the Democratic leadership will go along. “It appears that President Obama and the two Democratic leaders have agreed if they all do not on agree on a rider in a spending bill, none of them agree," said Weisemeyer. "I still think reason will prevail in Washington and you usually don’t hear that happening.” Weisemeyer says the Waters of the United States rule could be addressed in the omnibus spending bill in addition to other agricultural issues. “We should very likely have another extension to the expired tax incentive extenders, which is important to agriculture for several issues including Section 179, the business equipment expensing item, and also the lapsed biodiesel tax incentive of around $1." Weisemeyer also thinks Congress probably won’t end the session until the week before Christmas.   
  • Debate on Renewable Fuels Continues
    The debate on renewable fuels continues in anticipation of the release of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standards.Geoff Cooper, senior vice-president, Renewable Fuels Association, says the American Petroleum Institute claims lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from biomass or biofuels are no different or even worse than emissions from fossil fuels. Cooper sees things differently. “Whether it’s corn or switchgrass or whatever feedstock you’re thinking of, it’s absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. In other words, it’s sequestering atmospheric carbon. When that plant matter is converted into a liquid biofuel and it’s combusted in a vehicle, the same amount of carbon that was pulled from the atmosphere is re-released into the air,” says Cooper. “Contrast that to the carbon cycle of fossil fuels, you see a much different picture. You’re taking fossilized carbon that’s been sequestered deep underground for tens or hundreds of millions of years and you’re burning that carbon and minting it into the atmosphere. That’s clearly an added emission.”
  • A Revamp for Biodiesel Regulations
    A revamp of biodiesel regulations could be in the works in Congress, according to AgResource Company President Dan Basse. Basse says the subsidy system may be changed to favor domestic or North American biodiesel. “There is a proposal getting kicked around on biodiesel that we may move the subsidy system of $1-a-gallon from the blender to the producer. If this would occur, it would mean more U.S. biodiesel would be sourced from soybean oil or Canadian canola." A bill will soon be introduced in the House. Basse would like the language included in the budget bill that will move in mid-December.
  • American Made
    In addition to focusing on the Renewable Fuel Standard, the biodiesel industry is trying to switch from a blender’s credit to a producer’s credit. U.S. Canola Association past president Ryan Pederson says there’s a strong influx of biodiesel coming in from Argentina. “To limit that would take it from a blender’s credit to a production credit, so that only American produced biodiesel would be eligible to receive that credit,” says Pederson.
  • Ongoing Discussions on Tax Extensions
    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady indicates discussions are underway with the Senate and the Administration on a package of permanent extensions to business tax incentives. The package could include equipment expensing and the biodiesel tax incentive. The deal is seen as a ‘must have’ to gain support for a tax extenders bill that would apply retroactively for this year and through 2016. 
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