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Voter Information for North Dakota
September 30

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Secretary of State Al Jaeger is encouraging voters in North Dakota to use a state website to find information about the upcoming general election.

Jaeger says the websit...(more)

Twins Fire Gardenhire
September 29

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made Monday, ending the secon...(more)

KSJB AM 600 on Temporary Low Power Antenna
September 29

JAMESTOWN - After nearly 70 years in operation at its current tower site. KSJB AM 600 is upgrading its Triple Tower Array on US. Highway 281 South in Jamestown, ND. As of Saturday Afternoon (09/27) KS...(more)

Dalrymple Calls for Orchestra/Band/Choir Applications
September 29

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple encouraged school, community and church bands, orchestras and choirs across North Dakota to submit an application to serve as the 2014-2015 Governor’s Official S...(more)

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Farm News

More Old-Crop Corn in Storage
Thu, 25 Sep 2014

USDA estimates there are 20 million bushels of old-crop corn stored on North Dakota farms, a 365 percent increase over last year. Off-farm stocks are up 220 percent. South Dakota farms have 35 million bushels of corn in the bin, 126 percent more than a year ago. 80 million bushels of corn are stored on the farm in Minnesota, more than double last September’s total.  On the other hand, on-farm stocks of soybeans in the tri-state area are less than last year, with North Dakota stocks down 87 percent. September 1 wheat stocks on the farm are up 38 to 71 percent from a year ago in the Dakotas and Minnesota.
Verdesian Life Sciences Acquires QC Corporation
Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC has acquired QC Corporation, a leading producer and supplier of granular and dry micronutrients and ferrous sulfate products. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
New Opportunities
Wed, 24 Sep 2014

Chris Novak is in his final week on the job as chief executive officer of the National Pork Board. In the month ahead, Novak will take a similar post for the National Corn Growers Association.  During his past six years, hog prices went from dramatic lows to all-time highs. The industry dealt with H1N1 and launched the new Pork-Be Inspired tagline. Novak said the pork industry has also faced challenges from the activist community, resulting in a renewed relationship with its food chain customers. "We recognize that as many of them made announcements, we needed to have a closer relationship with them," said Novak, "We worked with McDonald's for years about the McRib, but at the same time, we weren't talking to the folks at McDonald's who were talking to their customers about issues on the farm and we've changed that. We have a different relationship than we did just three years ago." The RRFN interview with Novak can be found online.
Surprises Found in Stocks Report
Tue, 23 Sep 2014

USDA had a couple surprises in its fourth quarter grain stocks report. Corn stocks in all positions on September 1 were more than expected, and 50 percent above last year. Old-crop soybean stocks totaled just 92 million bushels, below all trade estimates and 35 percent less than last year. USDA raised its estimate of last year’s soybean crop by 69 million bushels, increasing both harvested acres and the average yield. September 1 wheat stocks are above the average pre-report estimate, and two percent more than a year ago.
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