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Water Group Hosting Tours out of Williston, Bismarck, Valley City
July 30

UNDATED - The North Dakota Water Education Foundation is hosting the Northwest Oil Impact tour on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Participants of this tour will visit a water treatment plant, the Pioneer ...(more)

N.D. Angus Tour Coming in September
July 30

GLENFIELD, ND - Angus producers are invited to enjoy socializing with fellow Angus peers, as well as meeting new acquaintances during the upcoming North Dakota Angus tour. The tour will headquarter ou...(more)

Menards Expanding to Williston
July 30

WILLISTON, ND A popular home improvement store has unveiled plans for a new store in Williston.

Williston Economic Development officials posted a Facebook announcement saying Menards officia...(more)

Aberdeen Officials Suspect Arson in Car Fires
July 29

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) South Dakota officials say they believe someone set the fires that destroyed two vehicles. The Aberdeen American News reports that Aberdeen Fire and Rescue and the Aberdeen Polic...(more)

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Waiting on Green Wheat
Tue, 29 Jul 2014

Custom harvester Myron Eberts got to Martin, South Dakota Monday. He says they’re waiting on some green wheat. “We sampled a little Sunday night and we were running into 14 percent moisture. Some of the best didn’t come up the best because it was so wet.” Eberts, who is from South Heart, North Dakota, says yields for what they cut in Nebraska were all over the board. “We came here from the North Platte area where we saw anywhere from 20 to 80 bushels per acre. There was better, irrigated wheat that guys were cutting that was up over 100. There was a fair amount of hail. Test weights have been up in the 60’s. They don’t really check protein down there.” 
Sprayer Cleanout is a Priority
Wed, 30 Jul 2014

When weed control meant only Roundup, sprayer cleanout was not that big of a worry. With new chemistries in the tank mix, WinField regional agronomist Jason Hanson says that sprayer demands more attention. "Get very familiar with your sprayer," said Hanson, "It's not just rinsing and cleaning, it is doing a full colonoscopy, so to speak, so you're very confident that when you get to the next crop there won't be any issues with anything.” It may be easy to rinse the tank, but Hanson says everything behind the tank needs extra scrutiny.
Climate Change and Farming Discussed at White House Forum
Wed, 30 Jul 2014

The White House hosted a roundtable discussion on climage change Tuesday. Monsanto and The Climate Corporation participated in the event. "We've contributed valuable data and expertise to multiple collaborations to advance climate change research and we're pleased to come together with others who share our commitment to sustainable food production," said Martha Schlicher, global stakeholder engagement lead, Monsanto.
Odds of El Nino Changing
Tue, 29 Jul 2014

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has cut the odds of El Nino after parts of the tropical Pacific Ocean cooled. The chance of El Nino developing this year is now put at 50 percent. Meantime, the US Climate Prediction Center has raised the odds of an El Nino to 70 percent during the Northern Hemisphere summer and close to 80 percent during the fall and winter. 
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