Reward Offered in Animal Killing Case
Posted by KSJB News on 11/27/2015 12:34:00 PM.
GLENHAM, S.D. (AP) — A Glenham man wants whoever shot and killed one of his cows brought to justice.

UPDATE: Tuesday Morning Rollover Claims Life of Kensal Teen
Posted by KSJB News on 11/25/2015 8:08:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN - The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the victims of a rollover accident north of Jamestown on Tuesday morning that left one person dead and another injured.

"Are You Prepared" Booklet Distribution Delayed
Posted by KSJB News on 11/25/2015 8:01:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN -(Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County Emergency Manager/911 Coordinator) - The postal distribution of the newly revised “Are You Prepared” booklets that was expected to occur late last week was delayed due to a number of production and distribution issues. 

Jamestown City Engineer Warns of Unsafe River Ice Through Winter
Posted by KSJB News on 11/25/2015 8:48:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf says river levels will fluctuate in the city over coming weeks.  He's warning residents to stay off the river ice and to keep their pets off the ice for the rest of the winter.

Jamesown Startup Earns Commerce Funding
Posted by KSJB News on 11/23/2015 8:55:00 AM.


Owner of recycling firm launches new venture.
JAMESTOWN – The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program with the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding to Jamestown based Premier Refinery, LLC during a meeting in Bismarck.

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  • EPA Decision Impacts Enlist Duo
    The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing its registration for the Enlist Duo herbicide. The Dow AgroSciences product won approval in 2014. Since that time, activist groups have been in the courts asking the courts to rescind the approval of Enlist Duo. Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety claimed the EPA failed to consider the impact of the product on threatened or endangered species.  Dow AgroSciences President and CEO, Tim Hassinger, says the questions raised about potential synergy between 2, 4-D choline and glyphosate can be promptly resolved in the next few months, in time for the 2016 crop season. Dow Chemical Company says they are working with the EPA to provide assurances that the product’s conditions of registered use will continue to protect the environment.  
  • Sales Timing is Critical for On-Farm Storage
    Sales timing is critical when you’re storing grain on the farm. Progressive Ag Broker, Randy Martinson, says farmers need to take advantage of the market when it wants the grain instead of when farmers need to move it.“The basis levels have tightened up pretty good right now,” says Martinson. “For farmers who have grain in the elevator, certainly now is a good time to start looking at moving some of that product due to the strong basis, but even if you have some grain sitting at home that you need to get grain in condition, it might not be a bad time to be looking at moving some of that on these strong basis levels.”Farmers also need to watch the conditions of the grain in the bin.“We had a pretty good harvest. Not much trouble as far as moisture is concerned. We still want to be able to keep that grain in good condition and not see it start to deteriorate in the bin,” he says. “Doing some management with bins would be a good idea.”Martinson reminds farmers that it can be costly to store grain on the farm.“The rough cost, as a general rule of thumb, is about ten percent of the value of the product. If you’re looking at a corn/bean price at $4 per bushel, you’d be looking at $4.00 or four cents per month for storage,” adds Martinson. “That’s one of the things we look at as far as the costs associated with grain.”
  • Lowest Level of Net Farm Income Since 2002
    The USDA lowered its projection for 2015 net farm income to the lowest level since 2002. USDA is projecting farm income to drop 38 percent to $55.9 billion, down from $90.4 billion a year ago. This is the second time this year that USDA lowered its income forecast and the second consecutive decrease since 2013. USDA says the decrease in farm income is driven by lower commodity prices and an 8.7 percent decline in crop receipts.
  • Addressing Expired Tax Extenders
    Members of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association want U.S. Congressional delegation to address expired tax extenders. The executive vice-president for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, Julie Ellingson, says it’s difficult to make significant financial decisions with the uncertainty in the tax code.“We’re only allowed to expense $25,000, adjusted for inflation, with the rest of the expenditures depreciated over time; huge capital investments that agriculturalists need to make," says Ellingson. "That’s difficult for long-term business planning as well as the complication that’s required for record-keeping.”The North Dakota Congressional Delegation reports are encouraging to the organization. Ellingson says the current tax package on the table looks like it could be a 2015 retroactive provision through 2016.“That would put us a step ahead from where we were last year, addressing two years at a time. Much of our focus for the upcoming year will be to work with the congressional delegation to make those provisions part of the permanent tax code,” she says.
  • Wanted: Livestock
    The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is launching a marketing campaign to grow the state’s animal agriculture business. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging producers to diversify and include livestock in their operations. Goehring says North Dakota is the perfect place to raise livestock.“Just because we have the wide-open spaces, biosecurity is such a big issue as we’ve seen with avian influenza and other various animal diseases happening across country."Goehring says North Dakota’s climate is also well-suited for livestock production.“Livestock do better in climates where the humidity is lower; where the temperatures aren’t exceeding 90 and100 degrees for days and weeks on end. The cool part of your year might be 86 degrees. Animals fare very well here and they do well and production is up," adds Goehring. "We have all kinds of data we can show them.”The marketing campaign will include social media, videos and traditional advertising. 
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