Giving Hearts Day called Largest Charity Day in the Region
Posted by KSJB News on 2/10/2016 8:49:00 AM.
 
JAMESTOWN - The 9th annual Giving Hearts Day is Thursday, February 11.  It's a one-day online giving event at impactgiveback.org.  Online donations open at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and continue until midnight.

Through With Chew Week Begins on Sunday
Posted by KSJB News on 2/9/2016 10:44:00 AM.
 
JAMESTOWN - (Julie Hoeckle) - Through with Chew Week (Feb. 14-20) is an annual effort to call attention to discourage the use of smokeless tobacco, particularly among youth. Throughout the week, public health organizations across the country educate people about the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco and encourage them to be “through with chew.” 
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Suspect Taken into Custody after Shooting in Enderlin
Posted by KSJB News on 2/8/2016 11:54:00 AM.
 
FARGO, ND (AP) - Authorities say a suspect in the shooting death of an Enderlin man is being held at a jail in Fargo.

West Dakota Chevy Dealers Announce Scholarships
Posted by KSJB News on 2/8/2016 10:25:00 AM.
 
MINOT, North Dakota, - The West Dakota Chevy Dealers, a collection of Chevrolet dealers across North Dakota, have launched their 2016 Chevy Scholarship Program.  This program will grant over $7,000 in scholarships to deserving high school juniors and seniors to put towards their higher education goals.

CORRECTION: Police Warn of Repeat High Risk Sex Offender
Posted by KSJB News on 2/5/2016 4:41:00 PM.
Stuart Duane Kelly
 
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a high risk sex offender with multiple convictions who has moved to the community.

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  • Seed Treatments Advised
    Without good stand establishment, it is difficult to see the full genetic potential of a crop. Syngenta seed care product lead Kris Pauna says rhizoctonia and sugarbeet cyst nematode are two pests that can significantly impact sugarbeet yield. Seed treatments are advised. "Without a seed treatment, you're leaving that plant exposed to insects and early disease pressure. You can't do much about that until after emergence." This will be first year for Vibrance seed treatment. Pauna describes it as the best-in-class rhizoctonia seed treatment. "It is systemic so it protects the root zone and the young plant and that is especially important for rhizoctonia."
  • EPA Hearing
    The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy, testified to the House Ag Committee this morning. The most popular topics of discussion during the hearing included the Waters of the United States rule, the Renewable Fuel Standard and the regulation of pesticides.In his opening statement, House Ag Committee Chairman, Michael Conaway says members of the committee believe the EPA has pursued an agenda absent any recognition of the consequences for rural America and production agriculture. Conaway says this is especially true for the WOTUS rule. During the hearing, committee member Steve King from Iowa says the EPA has been unclear in written regulations.
  • MLBA Hall of Fame to Induct Industry Leaders
    The Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association will induct five new members to its Hall of Fame. The honorees include Plato Brown Swiss breeder Dave Sprengeler; Scandia dairy goat breeders Vincent and Christine Maefsky and recently retired Minnesota FFA executive secretary Jim Ertl. The MLBA Hall of Fame will also induct the late W.J. Kortesmaki in its Pioneer category. Kortesmaki was the Minnesota FFA executive secretary from 1957-to-1977.
  • Farm Financial Challenges
    This year, it’s not just agronomic issues the crop advisers are talking about; it’s also farm financial challenges. Josh Tjosaas, a farm business management instructor with Northland Community and Technical College in Moorhead, says crop budgets show losses of about $90 to $130 an acre, for corn, soybeans and wheat this year. Family living and debt can make a big difference.“Where folks are on expenses per acre, machinery debt, long-term debt and family living are the things that make a difference between a farmer cash flowing and not cash flowing," says Tjosaas. "Some farmers are refinancing to get a per-acre cost down.”Area Extension agronomist Greg Endres liked the interactive discussion they had about weed resistance management, but admits there’s no “silver bullet.”“There are a lot of potential new ideas," says Endres. "People shouldn’t rely only on herbicides.” One crop consultant from Bottineau County said they haven’t seen much weed resistance yet, while another consultant in south-central North Dakota said he thinks it’s too late to stop herbicide-resistant weeds. 
  • AFPM Challenges RFS Rule
    The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers is asking the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. to review EPA’s rule for establishing volumetric standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The trade group claims this rule violates the Clean Air Act. Agriculture and the ethanol industry may have a different perspective than what is seen in the oil industry, but they have filed a similar petition with the courts last month. Groups including the National Corn Growers Association, Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol are challenging the EPA’s interpretation of its authority with the RFS.
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