New Electronic Cigarette Law Takes Effect August 1
Posted by KSJB News on 7/29/2015 7:38:00 AM.
BISMARCK - (Donna Thronson) - North Dakota’s new electronic cigarette law, House Bill 1186, goes into effect on Sat., Aug. 1. It prohibits minors from using, possessing or purchasing electronic smoking devices, alternative nicotine products or any of their component parts, and requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers.

Fire Chief Cautions About Utility Work in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 7/28/2015 10:09:00 AM.


JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Reuther is cautioning residents in a portion of the city about unusual phenomena connected with utility work.

UPDATE to Road Closures in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 7/27/2015 5:50:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - LATEST-  (Nancy Harty, Jamestown Public Works) - On Monday, July 27, 7th Avenue SE between 2nd and 3rd Street in Jamestown, will be closed to traffic for utility work. The utility work is expected to be completed and the street reopened within one to two weeks. The work and street closure are contingent on weather conditions.

Sisters, 7 and 8, Helping Pay for Brother's Treatment
Posted by KSJB News on 7/24/2015 12:24:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN - "My 7 and 8 year old daughters have big hearts," writes Bonnie Hofmann about the two girls who are selling lemonade and bake goods Friday and Saturday in Jamestown.  The sisters are trying to help pay for their little brother's medical bills.

Transportation Officials Seek Input on Annual Improvement Plan
Posted by KSJB News on 7/23/2015 9:51:00 AM.
BISMARCK - (Jamie R. Olson) - The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has published a draft of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and it will be available for comment from July 23, 2015 to August 24, 2015. The STIP is a four-year program of transportation improvements that are funded with federal highway and transit monies. Improvements include projects on the state and county highways, urban streets, roadway safety features, bikeways, as well as busing programs, which will be funded with federal funds. 

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  • Remember the Basics
    According to Asgrow Dekalb technical agronomist Eric Nelson, the crop is really made in the first half of the growing season. To be successful, Nelson says it is important to remember the basics of crop production. That includes simple things like fertility and variety selection. Nelson reminds farmers to pay attention to what their fields are telling them. "If you're driving down the road and see spots that look funny, it is worth a walk and a phone call to somebody to figure out what's going on."
  • Preparing for an El Nino Event
    A new report from AgriBank says El Nino is strongly correlated with positive yields for both corn and soybean crops. AgriBank says farmers can start preparing for the likely El Nino event by monitoring short and long-range weather forecasts. Then, they can adjust their marketing and operations plans as necessary based on the forecasts, as well as ensure appropriate risk management tools are in place to protect against extreme weather conditions.
  • Simple Math
    Former American Soybean Association President Johnny Dodson has been dealing with herbicide resistant weeds on his Tennessee farm for the past ten years. "It is extraordinarily expensive to control it and the only real succesful way to control it is to keep it from coming up, which means the use of a lot of residuals.” Dodson spoke at a weed resistance meeting in Fargo, which was sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean checkoff. It has been easy to use a product like glyphosate, but Dodson emphasized the need to change up the chemistries to prevent the spread of weed resistance. "Instead of spending $25 to $30 an acre for a herbicide program, you'll be looking at speinding $60 to $80 per acre on a herbicide program; it's pretty simple math."
  • Overlap Use of Residual Herbicides
    Weed resistance was the focus of an event Tuesday put together by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Monsanto weed management technology development representative Ross Recker spoke in West Fargo, saying growers must use all of the tools available to them to reduce the risk of resistance. Recker promoting an overlapping residual technique. "Using herbicides preemerge in soybeans and at early postemergence timing, you also come in with another residual herbicide in the postemerge tank." Another tool is on the horizon. Pending registration, the Roundup Ready to Extend Soybeans will potentially be launched for the 2016 growing season. "We have to learn from history and do the things we're doing right now to control weeds and not use it as a silver bullet."
  • A Coordinated AI Approach Sought
    Avian influenza is expected to come back this fall. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack participated in an avian influenza conference in Des Moines Tuesday, calling on Congress to develop a disaster program for poultry producers. Vilsack wants a more coordinated approach that starts with "state, local and federal officials are in, essentially, the same room talking about the same thing at the same time." A total of 211 commercial poultry farms have been affected by avian influenza. Minnesota and Iowa suffered the biggest losses.
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