Cross Country Ski Trails Open in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 1/20/2017 10:30:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Parks and Recreation announced cross country ski trails are groomed and available for use.  But, they also have a warning for some winter enthusiasts.

University of Jamestown Students Offering Free Tax Preparation
Posted by KSJB News on 1/20/2017 10:03:00 AM.

JAMESTOWN - (Joshua Knutson) - University of Jamestown accounting students are again offering the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for low-income and elderly taxpayers for free.

Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Death of Deputy and Suspect
Posted by KSJB News on 1/19/2017 10:29:00 AM.
ROLLA, ND - A 29-year-old Rolette County sheriff's deputy and the unidentified driver a reportedly stolen vehicle are dead after a vehicle chase ended in a shootout on Wednesday night.

High Risk Sex Offender Changes Address
Posted by KSJB News on 1/18/2017 3:00:00 PM.
Richard Vondal
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his address in the community.

Federal Authorities say Missing Children Could be Camping in Black Hills
Posted by KSJB News on 1/18/2017 8:14:00 AM.
SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) - Federal authorities say two children taken by their non-custodial mother in Wisconsin are thought to be in the Black Hills area.

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  • Perdue is the Pick
    Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is in line to be the next agriculture secretary. In a statement, President Donald Trump said Perdue is going to deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land. Perdue served two terms as governor, running from 2003-to-2011. Perdue grew up on a diversified crop and dairy farm. After a brief time as a practicing veterinarian, Perdue became involved in agribusiness. At the present time, Perdue is the managing partner for AGrowStar, which operates grain elevators in Georgia and South Carolina. Perdue also founded Houston Fertilizer and Grain Company and Perdue, Inc., which is involved in agriculture retail, warehousing and freight.
  • Peterson's Thoughts on Perdue
    House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson says the nomination of Sonny Perdue as ag secretary offers a better sense on the new administration’s policy plans for Rural America. Peterson sees the farm bill, the Renewable Fuel Standard and regulatory relief as policy priorities. Peterson says he’s looking forward to sharing concerns of Midwestern farmers with Perdue and getting to work. 
  • Hope from Ag Sec Nomination
    Reaction to Sonny Perdue’s nomination as agriculture secretary by farm groups has been mostly very positive. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is hopeful that Perdue will be the champion farmers and ranchers need in Washington. National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock said he looks forward to learning more about Perdue’s positions on issues important to corn farmers and the entire agriculture industry. American Soybean Association President Ron Moore says he looks forward to working alongside USDA and Secretary Perdue to ensure the department continues to serve U.S. soybean farmers in the most effective manner possible. Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Chicken Council cited Perdue’s background in veterinary medicine.
  • Bittersweet Goodbye
    USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini spoke with the Red River Farm Network during his final hours in office. Dolcini wouldn’t talk much about his plans, but said he hopes there’s another opportunity to serve. At the time, the agriculture secretary decision had not been announced and Dolcini was anxious to hear the news. "“Whoever the president selects, I’m sure that man or woman will know they have a special trust they have to fulfill for the American people. There are lots of things that happen every day at USDA so it’s important to get a leader on the ground as soon as possible.”
  • Next Farm Bill to be Written in a Different Business Climate
    When the new Farm Bill is written, crop insurance is expected to face criticism. National Crop Insurance Services President Tom Zacharias says this new farm bill will be written in an entirely different business climate."If you look at the situation we were in 2011-through-2013, going into the 2014 Farm Bill, the price regimes producers were facing are a lot different than they are today. The financial situation has deteriorated." There are not a lot of changes coming for this year’s crop insurance program, but Zacharias says it is time for the farmer and agent to sit down and develop an individualized plan. Zacharias was part of the crop insurance conference that was held in Fargo.
  • More Soybeans Acres, Fewer Wheat Acres
    Soybean acreage is expected to increase in the year ahead. NorthStar Genetics chief executive officer Dan Hogstad says much of that increase is coming from a downturn in wheat acres. “The world is changing. Soybean acres are surpassing wheat. That trend is going to continue.” Hogstad is optimistic about the yield potential seen with the new traits and technologies. “You may recall two years ago, the EPA put a two-year freeze on the release of new technologies. Some of the breeding started to show its age. Now, with Xtend and when Enlist comes on, the new breeding will be caught up.” NorthStar Genetics was part of a market outlook meeting this past week in Fargo.   
  • Dry Bean Scene
    The Dry Bean Scene is on the air, with information about harvest in the Northarvest region. This broadcast airs each Friday at 12:37 PM. 
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