IRS Reviews Top Ten Tax Scams for 2017
Posted by KSJB News on 2/21/2017 9:10:00 AM.


WASHINGTON (Karen Connelly) - Each year, the Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax-related scams it sees throughout the year. The IRS “Dirty Dozen” highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter anytime, many of which peak during tax-filing season.

South Central Human Service Center's Advisory Group Meeting
Posted by KSJB News on 2/20/2017 7:08:00 AM.


BISMARCK, N.D. (Heather Stefl) – The advisory group for the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ South Central Regional Human Service Center (SCHSC) in Jamestown will meet on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in room 126 at the center located at 520 Third St. N.W.

AG Commissioner: Anhydrous Ammonia Transfers Must be Documented
Posted by KSJB News on 2/20/2017 5:44:00 AM.


BISMARCK, N.D. (Michelle Mielke) – As the spring season approaches, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding anhydrous ammonia users to file the proper documentation before transferring the fertilizer from a tanker to a nurse tank in the field.

Man Dies in Wahpeton Crash Sunday Night
Posted by KSJB News on 2/20/2017 5:12:00 AM.
WAHPETON, ND -  An unidentified 21-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Wahpeton on Sunday night.

Jamestown Police Warn of High Risk Sex Offender's Change of Address
Posted by KSJB News on 2/17/2017 9:20:00 PM.
Timothy Richard Olpin
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his address within the community.

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  • Campaign Launched to Engage Consumers in the Farm Bill Debate
    The Environmental Working Group and the Food Policy Action Fund have launched a campaign to make consumers more aware of the farm bill and its impact on food policy. The ‘Plate of the Union’ has four main priorities. Number one, the two groups want prevent large-scale farms from receiving farm program payments. The EWG and Food Policy Action Fund also want to improve anti-hunger programs, increase investment in organic agriculture and expand programs to reduce food waste.
  • Enlist E3 Soybeans Receive Patent
    Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies have been granted a patent for its Enlist E3 soybeans. For the first time, three herbicide tolerance genes can be found in a genetic event within the soybean genome. Enlist E3 provides tolerance to Dow AgroSciences’ new 2,4-D choline product, glyphosate and/or glufosinate. The patent recognizes proprietary work to develop new soybean products tolerant to three different modes-of-action.
  • Fewer Farms in South Dakota
    The total number of South Dakota farms and ranches in 2016 was down 300 from 2015 with the average size just under 1,400 acres. Total farm land in South Dakota is pegged at 43.3 million acres, unchanged from 2015. The number of farms and ranches in North Dakota was down 200 from 2015. Total land is pegged at 39.1 million, down 100,000 acres from 2015. The average farm size is up 5 acres to 1,312 acres. The number of Minnesota farms was down 300 farms from 2015 to 73,300. Total 2016 farmland was pegged at 25.9 million, unchanged from 2015. The average farm size in Minnesota in 2016 was 353 acres, up 1 acre from 2015.
  • Canola: An Attractive Crop This Year
    According to the Minnesota Canola Council, when compared to other alternatives, canola is an attractive crop choice this year. Data suggest canola’s return on investment per acre exceeds most cropping choices in northwestern Minnesota. Using a price of $16.25 per hundredweight and a reasonable yield of 2,100 pounds per acre, canola’s return on investment is roughly $75 per acre. 
  • Murray Joins Senator Roberts' Staff
    Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts has announced promotions and new hires on his Committee staff. DaNita Murray, previously senior counsel for the Committee, adds the title of policy director. Murray received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University and her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School. Murray grew up on her family’s farm near Milbank, South Dakota. 
  • Reporting Agriculture's Business
    It's National FFA Week. The Red River Farm Network is a proud supporter of youth in agriculture and pleased to bring you special coverage this week. We're featuring success stories of former FFA members in this week's FarmNetNews. From the early Farm Bill discussions to the news coming out of Bismarck, St. Paul and Pierre: all can be found in FarmNetNews. Join RRFN this week at the International Crops Expo in Grand Forks. Follow coverage on your RRFN radio affiliate. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. The RRFN team, Carah, Mike, Randy, Jay and Don are also on Twitter.
  • A 10-Year Forecast
    USDA has released its annual forecast, projecting the next ten years in agriculture. USDA economist David Stallings coordinates this report and said the farm industry is re-adjusting after record income in 2014. “We do have net cash income and net farm income continuing to fall from our recent record highs. Net cash income declines through 2019 before remaining steady. Net farm income declines in 2017 and then increases back to 2016 levels in the later years of the projection period.” Stallings says the total acreage devoted to crop production will decline over the next ten years.  
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