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Posted by KSJB News on 9/7/2017 8:43:00 AM.

 

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Pam Musland) – The “Sky’s the Limit” at the fifth annual WILD (Women in Leadership Development) Conference slated for Jamestown on Sept. 13-14 at the North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) Conference Center. Women will find inspiration from nationally-recognized speakers and encouragement to eliminate the words “I can’t” and “there are limits” from their vocabulary.
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High Risk Sex Offender Changes Address in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 9/6/2017 12:40:00 PM.
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JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his place of residence in the city .

Farmers Union Fly-In to Focus on Next Farm Bill
Posted by KSJB News on 9/6/2017 12:36:00 PM.

 
JAMESTOWN, N.D.(Pam Musland) – Nearly 50 North Dakotans will be on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., next week to focus attention on the 2018 farm bill. They will join family farmers and ranchers from across the country as participants in National Farmers Union’s Legislative Fly-in, Sept. 10-13.
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State Offering Guidance on Syringe Exchanges
Posted by KSJB News on 9/6/2017 12:33:00 PM.

 

BISMARCK, N.D. (Jennifer Skjod) – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has released a guide for new syringe exchange programs (SEPs).
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Hay Transportation Assistance Program Now Open
Posted by KSJB News on 9/5/2017 11:20:00 AM.

 
BISMARCK (Michelle Mielke)– A program that will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of hay transportation expenses is now open.
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  • Ag Students Get Hands-On Learning
    The North Dakota State College of Science Agriculture Department received nearly 100 acres of land to provide students with hands-on learning experiences. NDSCS Agriculture Department Chairman Craig Zimprich says the Ag Land Lab will allow students to make decisions, collect data and see how these decisions impact production. "Learning only a mile from the classroom will be convenient and allow students to be more hands-on on a regular basis." Zimprich says soil testing will begin in the spring, and the department will be working with ag organizations and businesses. "Right now we're in the planning process. We will be working with the National Corn Growers and the Soil Health Initiative on some projects. Ag business will also come in and display different demonstrations, which will hopefully create a network for our students."
  • Young Leaders Named
    The 2018 class for the American Soybean Association DuPont Young Leader program has been announced. Adam Guetter of Wabasso, Minnesota; Logan Ferry of Manvel, North Dakota; Kevin and Brianna Deinert of Mount Vernon, South Dakota and Jordan and Samantha Scott of Valley Springs, South Dakota will participate in the leadership development program. The group will meet for the first time November 28-December 1 in Johnston, Iowa.
  • MN Youth Help Raise Presidential Turkeys
    Two Minnesota turkeys are expected to get a pardon from President Donald Trump today. National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg raised the birds with the help of local 4-H members at his home at Alexandria, Minnesota. "My wife and I collaborated with Douglas County 4-H and formed a Science of Ag team," says Wittenburg. "We served as mentors to the team of five and taught them about the turkey industry." The presidential turkeys are named Wishbone and Drumstick and were pardoned by President Donald Trump. Wittenberg is thankful to be part of an industry that helps celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • MSGA Task Force Offers Dicamba Label Changes
    The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Drift Task Force says the new EPA label changes for dicamba does not address vapor drift. To protect Minnesota farmers, the task force believes the state needs to consider volatility. A new label is recommended for Minnesota, which only had a one-year registration for the new dicamba formulations. The task force is also seeking a cutoff date for application. Due to temperature inversions, the recommendation says dicamba should not be applied if temps are forecast at 85 degrees or higher. Additional education and stewardship practices are also advised.   
  • Latest NAFTA Negotiations Yielded Few Results
    After five days of trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer offered a pessimistic view for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lighthizer said Canada and Mexico have refused to “seriously engage” in the trade talks. In a statement, Lighthizer urged his counterparts to come to the table “in a serious way” so meaningful progress can be made before the end of the year.
  • 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 Cooke 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 Cooke. "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." Cooke 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.
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