Farm Rescue Reaches Historic Landmark
Posted by KSJB News on 10/6/2017 11:03:00 AM.
 
LINTON, ND - The Farm Rescue nonprofit organization reached an historic landmark on Thursday in south central North Dakota.

Coats for Kids Distribution in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 10/5/2017 10:52:00 AM.
 
JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown Salvation Army has announced the dates and times for this year's Coats for Kids distribution.

Landowners Asked to Help With Pollinator Survey
Posted by KSJB News on 10/5/2017 8:21:00 AM.

 

BISMARCK (Michelle Mielke) – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking North Dakota landowners for their help by allowing pollinator surveys to be conducted on their land. Surveys will provide data which may prevent future threatened and endangered species listings in North Dakota.
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Arts Center Holding State-wide Textile Art Challange
Posted by KSJB News on 10/4/2017 11:31:00 AM.

 
JAMESTOWN, ND (Angela Martini) – The Arts Center in Jamestown is looking for artists, seamstresses, weavers and anyone interested in fiber or fabric to participate in a textile challenge.
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Road Closure Begins Tuesday in NE Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 10/2/2017 4:12:00 PM.
 
JAMESTOWN, ND - The Jamestown City Engineer's Office announced on Monday afternoon that beginning tomorrow, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3,  - 5th St NE between 23rd Ave NE and 27TH Ave NE will be closed to through traffic due to road construction. 
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  • Morris to Oversee International Marketing for National Pork Board
    Craig Morris has been named the new vice president of international marketing for the National Pork Board. Since 2004, Morris has been the deputy administrator of the livestock, poultry and seed program for USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. Morris will join the Pork Checkoff staff on October 30.
  • Lawmakers Contend Jobs Will Be Lost With Biofuel Decision
    A bipartisan group of 33 U.S. Senators has sent a letter to EPA, urging the agency to increase its proposed Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel in 2019. EPA has proposed a drop in the advanced biofuel volumes for 2018 and holds biodiesel volumes stagnant for 2019. The lawmakers signing this letter includes Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken; North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and South Dakota Senator John Thune.
  • New Leadership for New Co-op
    With the unification of Wheat Growers and North Central Farmers Elevator, a new leadership team is in place. Chris Pearson is the chief executive officer. Pearson joined Wheat Growers in 2013 as the chief operating officer. Mike Nickolas is the new cooperative’s executive vice president and COO-grain. Nicolas was the general manager for NCFE.
  • Arnold Joins AgReliant Genetics Team
    Megan Arnold is the new corporate communications manager for AgReliant Genetics. Arnold was working as an account manager for the Sandbox advertising agency.
  • New Leadership for Summers Manufacturing
    Deb Anderson is retiring as president of Summers Manufacturing, but will transition to the board chair position. Ryan Gruhn, a longtime board member, will take over management as the company's CEO. Summers Manufacturing is based in Devils Lake, North Dakota and builds a variety of agricultural equipment. Anderson's father, Harley Summers, founded the company in 1965.
  • Label Changes Made for Dicamba Usage
    Dicamba will be a ‘restricted use’ product in 2018. The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont for over-the-top application of dicamba formulations. As a restricted use product, dicamba can only be applied by certified applicators. Additional record-keeping will be required for all farmers using dicamba. To reduce potential spray drift, dicamba products will only be allowed to be applied when wind speeds are below 10 miles per hour and there are requirements for the time of day application can take place.
  • A 'Tough Decision to Make'
    Not only will states have to comply with EPA’s new restrictions on dicamba, states can also add their own restrictions on the product. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture assistant commissioner Susan Stokes says Minnesota doesn’t have all of the specifics yet on EPA’s decision and it will take time for them to figure out whether or not they’ll register the product for the next year. “We’ll look carefully at the restrictions EPA put on it and we’ll see if there are any Minnesota specific restrictions we need to impose or if it even makes sense. We’re in the process of investigating the complaints we’ve received over the summer. We need to wait until we get all of the information in before we can make a decision on it.” Stokes says farmers have some tough decisions to make. “Farmers should pay close attention to what the EPA has decided and make careful decisions about what they’ll buy for next year. I don’t envy farmers right now, they are in a difficult situation.”
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