Collision Near Pingree Claims Life of New Rockford Man
Posted by KSJB News on 7/3/2015 10:19:00 AM.
PINGREE, ND - The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports a head-on collision involving a pickup and and semi truck has taken the life of 24-year-old New Rockford man.


Organic/Sustainable Tour Scheduled at Carrington
Posted by KSJB News on 7/3/2015 8:56:00 AM.
CARRINGTON - (Ellen Crawford, NDSU) -  Organic crop production and sustainable agriculture are the focus of a tour being held during the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center's annual field tours July 14.

Human Services Launches Trauma Awareness Project
Posted by KSJB News on 7/2/2015 9:38:00 AM.
BISMARCK, N.D. – A new project from the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is aimed at increasing the understanding of trauma.

Commissioner Sets Goals for Hunger Free ND Gardens
Posted by KSJB News on 7/2/2015 8:32:00 AM.
BISMARCK – At a sweet corn plot that will be harvested and donated to feed the hungry, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring asked gardeners across the state to donate extra fruits and vegetables this year to help meet the needs of hungry North Dakotans.

Stutsman County Sheriff Warns of Sex Offender
Posted by KSJB News on 7/2/2015 7:38:00 AM.
 Thomas Johnson
JAMESTOWN - The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a convicted high-risk sex offender who is changing addresses.

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  • Informa Lowers Corn and Soybean Estimates
    Informa Economics has lowered its corn and soybean production estimates from last month. The corn crop is forecast at 13.4 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from Informa’s June estimate. The average yield is put at 165.4 bushels per acre. USDA currently forecasts a 13.6 billion bushel corn crop with an average yield of 166.8 bushels per acre. Informa pegs the soybean crop at 3.8 billion bushels, 64 million bushels below its June forecast. The average yield is 45.1 bushels per acre. Hard red winter wheat production is raised two million bushels from last month, while the soft red crop is cut 20 million bushels. Informa’s first spring wheat crop forecast is 606 million bushels, with a national average yield of 45.9 bushels per acre.
  • Work Continues on TPP
    US Trade Representative Michael Froman says negotiators continue to hope to complete work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement as soon as they possibly can and deliver it to Congress by the end of the year. Discussions with other TPP nations will take place in the coming weeks, and when the time is right, a chief negotiators’ meeting and a ministers meeting will be called to try to bring the agreement to a close.
  • Armyworms in Small Grains
    University of Minnesota entomologist Ian MacRae is getting calls about armyworms in small grains in northwest Minnesota. MacRae says they are small larvae and feeding in the lower foliage. He recommends scouting at grassy margins of the fields, low, weedy areas in fields or in lodged grain. MacRae says growers should consider spraying insecticide if there are 4-5 armyworm larvae per square foot, caterpillars are 3/4 to 1 ¼ inch long, leaf feeding or head clipping is found and parasites are not evident.
  • Limagrain Celebrating 50 Years
    Limagrain is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The French cooperative is vertically integrated, from genetics to crop production and milling to baking. Francois Viallet, who is with Limagrain Cereals Ingredients, says that integration provides valuable feedback to breeders. “Information goes transparently through all sectors so we are better positioned to give feedback to the breeders.” Viallet told RRFN that Limagrain’s future plans include developing international sales, targeting what he calls second transformation, which could involve a partnership with a wheat mill. Limagrain owns Jacquet, the leading industrial baker in France, with over a 50 percent market share. Limagrain operates more than 100 breeding stations all over the world, which includes Limagrain Cereal Seeds in the US. The French-based farmer-owned cooperative creates almost 500 new varieties every year. During a press trip to France attended by two dozen reporters from nine countries, Nate Cooling, LCS research assistant wheat breeder in Fort Collins, Colorado, talked about the company’s integrated chain system. “This system provides a local farmer with another avenue for his product that he normally doesn’t get. I think LCS's commitment to allowing better access to germplasm has been excellent.”

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