New High Risk Sex Offender Living in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 11/20/2017 6:16:00 AM.
 Ronald Scott Thompson
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents about a convicted high risk sex offender who in now living in the city.

High Risk Sex Offender Changes Address in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 11/20/2017 6:07:00 AM.
 Marcus Trevor Bartole
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are cautioning residents about a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his address.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force Hosting Video Conference on Monday
Posted by KSJB News on 11/16/2017 11:58:00 AM.


BISMARCK, N.D. (LuWanna Lawrence) – North Dakota’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force will meet Monday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, in Bismarck and via video conference sites across the state to continue its ongoing planning and review of services available for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Sen. Hoeven Will Explain Jamestown Reservoir Legislation
Posted by KSJB News on 11/16/2017 11:29:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - U.S. Senator John Hoeven is scheduled to speak at a special meeting of the Stutsman County Park Board on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Gov. Burgum Bringing Main Street Initiative to Jamestown and Valley City
Posted by KSJB News on 11/16/2017 11:16:00 AM.
The events are by invitation only.
JAMESTOWN - Gov. Doug Burgum is bringing his Main Street Initiative to four communities next week in a series of community tours and round table discussions.

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  • Livestock Haulers Buy More Time
    With the issue of a 90-day Electronic Logging Device waiver for livestock haulers, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Crane says the waiver is part of an effort to allow more time. The Department of Transportation still needs to review the livestock hauling petition filed at the end of September, which would allow an extension up to five years. In addition, the waiver also gives DOT more time to clarify the 150 air-mile, or hours of service, exemption. "We want to make sure livestock haulers are using it correctly and make sure we have the proper guidance from DOT" says Crane. "There are also concerns about lack of outreach. We continue to press DOT on this, and would like to see FMCSA reach out to states and livestock producers and have conversations about ELDs." Crane says there are still questions regarding whether or not ELD devices handle agriculture exemptions, which also entails working with local law enforcement. "We want to make sure they're aware of the exemption for livestock haulers and be on the same page." The 90-day extension goes into effect after December 18.
  • 90 Day Waiver for ELD Regs
    The federal government is issuing a 90-day waiver on the use of electronic logging devices for livestock haulers. The ELD and hours-of-service rules have been seen as an issue for animal well-being. After ten hours of driving, the regulations force truckers to shut down for 14 consecutive hours. Livestock groups sought the waiver, due to the impact on cattle, hogs and other animals.
  • Low Cost Farming Helps Farmers Survive
    Low cost farming continues to help farmers survive another year. Four years is a long time for farmers to survive tough times. What’s keeping some farmers afloat? South Dakota State University Extension Risk Management Specialist Matt Diersen says crop farmers doing well are controlling variable costs, like seed. Farmers are also negotiating lower rents or have stable prices for rent. “Some producers have been able to get out of the flex portion of lease agreements or they haven’t gone back in and done a flex portion. Since returns have been tighter, they’re not having to give up what could be a possible upside year moving forward.” Dierson says it took lots of patience for farmers to market their crops this past year. He thinks there could be a push away from soybeans and corn across the region. “This is opening up the doors to other crops. Anything that’s not corn has been considered: oats, sorghum, bringing wheat back in where it hadn’t been considered for a while or a little bit of wheat to break up a pest cycle. I’ve heard a little about annual forage or bringing an alfalfa crop back into a temporary rotation.” At the end of the day, Dierson says corn could have a decent cost premium, but more creative farmers are looking at something new to add diversity to the mix. If farmers are considering a place to invest, Dierson says replenishing nutrients could be a place to get a higher return. 
  • Opportunities to Sell
    University of Minnesota Extension Grain Marketing Specialist Ed Usset says in each of the last three years, there have been opportunities for farmers to sell grain. For farmers in southern Minnesota, Usset says $4 cash corn was doable. “You had to be ready. You had to be willing to act when the opportunity came up. We’ve had rallies in the last three springs. They aren’t the same rally, but we’ve had them. If you were willing to step up and make an early sale and follow that up with post-harvest marketing, selling the carry, you ended up with something close to $4 for corn.” For farmers near the Red River Valley, farmers could have received $3.75 for their corn. Usset thinks the opportunities could show up again this next year, but farmers need to be ready to take advantage. There are also marketing opportunities for soybeans in the region. “Soybean futures still toying around with the $10 mark. They have been for months. I’d like to believe your typical Minnesota farmer, if you have the board close to $10, I know the basis is horrendous and wide. You’re talking about cash price somewhere $8.80 to $9 and I’d like to think most producers can make some money on that. Not big money, but they’ll be in the black.”
  • More Spring Wheat
    Northland College Farm Business Management Instructor Betsy Jensen thinks there will be more spring wheat acres next year. “You can get more than $6 cash for spring wheat," she says. "If you compare that to $3 corn and the amout of inputs that go into corn versus wheat, I think spring wheat looks very good for next year. There is the opportunity to sell it already. It’s already trading. You have the ability to sell the futures and if farmers are thinking about putting in spring wheat, you may want to jump on those prices.”
  • Price Challenges
    Minnesota Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Joe Martin tells RRFN the biggest challenge for Minnesota farmers right now continues to be the price. He says there will be a need for FSA programs. He wants to provide great service to Minnesota farmers. “Some folks are at breakeven levels. Some are making a little bit. Some are losing. It’s about getting a good price for the crop and getting farmers to be profitable. Farmers are good at producing a crop, but when we produce too much that does things to the market.” Martin says the big challenge with the upcoming farm bill is implementing how Congress decides to move forward. “As FSA, we’ll work with Congressional offices as they make requests. We stand ready to implement whatever policy changes they make in the upcoming farm bill.”
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