Know What to Do After a Severe Summer Storm
Posted by KSJB News on 6/29/2017 8:14:00 AM.


BISMARCK, N.D. – (Ashley Kelsch) - With the summer season officially underway, Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread urges North Dakotans to be prepared and know what to do after a severe summer storm if they’ve suffered damages or loss.

Residents Urged to Watch for Japanese Beetles
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 11:38:00 AM.


BISMARCK –(Michelle Mielke) - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging North Dakota home and property owners to check recently purchased nursery stock for Japanese beetle infestation.

Cooling Assistance Available for Low-Income Residents with Medical Needs
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 11:34:00 AM.

BISMARCK, N.D. –(LuWanna Lawrence) - The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Service would like to remind North Dakotans that cooling assistance is available for seniors and people with certain medical conditions who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Don Meyer Being Inducted into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 11:23:00 AM.
ABERDEEN, SD (AP) - Legendary men's basketball coach Don Meyer is being inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame.

National Guard Members Upgrading Wishek Airport
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 6:42:00 AM.


Spc. Drew Docktor  of Valley City (Spc. Thea Jorgensen)
WISHEK, N.D. —(William Prokopyk, NDNG) - North Dakota National Guard Soldiers from two North Dakota Army National Guard engineer units are refining their military skills during “annual training” this summer by making enhancements to the Wishek Municipal Airport.

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  • More Relief
    USDA has expanded its drought relief efforts to include a larger area. Emergency grazing of CRP ground can now be down in any county with a border that is within 150 miles of an approved county. Within that same geography, CRP contract holders can hay their acreage and donate the forage to livestock producers in drought-stricken areas. With approval from the FSA, those same landowners can sell that hay with a 25 percent reduction in the CRP rental payment. At this time, emergency haying is not allowed until the end of the primary nesting season. That date is August 1 in North Dakota and South Dakota.
  • Monsanto's 3Q Income Rises
    For the third quarter, Monsanto reports net income of $843 million. That compares to $717 million one year ago. The soybean traits business was a significant factor with sales up nearly 30 percent from a year ago. Bayer is paying $57 billion for Monsanto and that sale is expected to finalized before the end of the year.
  • 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit Settled
    ABC News has settled its defamation lawsuit with Beef Products Inc. Terms of the settlement are confidential, but BPI’s attorney said the company is “extraordinarily pleased” with the dollar amount. The meatpacker sued ABC News and correspondent Jim Avila over a series of stories that described lean, finely-textured beef as ‘pink slime.’ After the stories aired in 2012, sales crashed and BPI closed three of its four beef processing plants. This trial lasted 18 days before Wednesday’s surprise settlement announcement.
  • McKeehan Joins Pheasants Forever Staff
    Pheasants Forever has named Renee McKeehan as its regional representative in North Dakota. Most recently, McKeehan was a manager for Scheels in Bismarck. McKeehen is a Minnesota native.
  • NWSA Aggies Recognized
    Alumni from the Northwest School of Agriculture at Crookston has recognized its Top Aggies for 2017. The honorees are Marilyn Dehning of West Linn, Oregon; Donald Diedrich of Warren and Daniel Wilkins of Fertile. NWSA was a residential high school that was on the University of Minnesota-Crookston campus from 1906-to-1968.
  • Summer Cookout Costs Decline
    The cost of the July 4th cookout is down slightly from last year. The American Farm Bureau Federation considers the cost of cookout standards like burgers, ribs and baked beans. For a group of ten, the cost is $55.70 or less than $6 per person. Retail beef and pork prices are down. The retail cost for American cheese has also declined.
  • Thune Urges USDA to Reverse CRP Requirement
    Landowners enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program are being notified that they are scheduled to do their mid-management this fall will need to destroy the hay. South Dakota Senator John Thune said this notice came out less than a week after USDA said it would release CRP acres for emergency grazing in the areas with severe or extreme drought. In Thune’s words, “it makes no sense” for USDA to simultaneously offer assistance to livestock producers through emergency grazing and require hay be destroyed under other CRP practices. Thune said there may be thousands of tons of hay destroyed that could be used for livestock feed in the drought areas.
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