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University of Jamestown Adds to Sports Hall of Fame
October 1

JAMESTOWN - The University of Jamestown announced 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Brent Krause, Brent Lucas, the late Dick Karlgaard, the 2004 Jamestown College Baseball Team, and the 2000 – 20...(more)

Valley City Seeking Firefighters
September 30

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — Local airwaves in Valley City are running ads in which the fire department is calling for volunteers. The department is in desperate need of volunteer help.

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Voter Information for North Dakota
September 30

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Secretary of State Al Jaeger is encouraging voters in North Dakota to use a state website to find information about the upcoming general election.

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Twins Fire Gardenhire
September 29

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made Monday, ending the secon...(more)

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Additional Beef Checkoff Program Under Consideration
Fri, 26 Sep 2014

According to Agri-Pulse, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is considering the creation of an additional beef checkoff program. This new program would work in conjunction with the current $1 per head checkoff program for three years. At that time, a referendum would be held to determine if the new promotion and research program would continue. Vilsack reportedly met with industry stakeholders, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Farm Bureau and Farmers Union. A working group has been in place to consider reforming the beef checkoff, but Vilsack has been frustrated with the lack of consensus.
Plenty to Learn From the '14 Growing Season
Wed, 24 Sep 2014

Every kind of stress seemed to hit the 2014 crop—ranging from a late start to frost damage, from too much rain to dry conditions. WinField regional agronomist Emmett Lampert says there is something to learn from every growing season. "This is probably the second year in the row that we've seen the importance of having sufficient sulfur after the crop has emerged." Lampert, who is based in Wimbledon, North Dakota, says there is more corn stalk issues than in a normal year. "I think what has happened is that we had poor root development, maybe some insect damage, probably some weather injury or leaf disease," Lampert told RRFN, "Anything that puts stress on the crop makes these fungal diseases more able to attack the stalk as the season progresses." Farmers may want to consider stalk quality when prioritizing the harvest schedule. Lampert says the Answer Plots provide local information on hybrid and variety selection.
South Dakota's Wheat Crop Continues to Impress
Thu, 25 Sep 2014

USDA raised its estimate of South Dakota’s spring wheat crop 23 percent from the previous month; the crop is 40 percent bigger than last year. The 56 bushel per acre average yield is a record and up 10 bushels from the August forecast. South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is more than double last year’s crop. The yield of 55 bushels ties the record and is up 16 bushels from last year. North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is 25 percent bigger than last year, while Minnesota production went down two percent. North Dakota’s winter wheat crop is up 216 percent from a year ago.
Beet Campaign is Underway
Thu, 25 Sep 2014

American Crystal Sugar Cooperative shareholders have kicked off the 24-hour-per-day harvest. Eleven percent of the crop was harvested during the pre-pile harvest, which started right after Labor Day. The harvest started off muddy, with low sugar and high loss to molasses, but Grove says yields and quality have gone up since then. "The yield numbers reflect an average crop, maybe with the potential to be a little above average," said general agronomist Tyler Grove, "This has been a difficult crop to see how it's going to finish and there's a lot of people looking for those final numbers, including myself." Grove took over as general agronomist after Al Cattanach retired at the end of August. Grove was previously American Crystal’s ag strategy development manager.
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