JCPenney's Will Close in Jamestown, Wahpeton, Dickinson
Posted by KSJB News on 3/17/2017 10:07:00 AM.
 
JAMESTOWN - The JCPenney store at the Buffalo Mall in Jamestown is among 138 retail locations the struggling department-store chain plans to close as part of a plan to renew growth and turn the company's focus to e-commerce.
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Feds Arrest 86 People in Five States
Posted by KSJB News on 3/16/2017 12:00:00 PM.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested 86 people in five states in the Midwest.
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Committee on Aging Services Meeting with Conference Call Option
Posted by KSJB News on 3/16/2017 8:14:00 AM.
BISMARCK, ND (Heather Steffl) - The North Dakota Committee on Aging will meet on March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, CDT, to receive updates about services for older adults including local, state and federal public policy developments.
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Valley City Chamber Seeking Awards Nominees
Posted by KSJB News on 3/15/2017 10:17:00 AM.

VALLEY CITY, ND - Kay Vinje, the executive vice president of the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce, says one of the highlights of the year for her organization is presenting the annual chamber awards to members who go above and beyond to serve the community.
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New Licenses Needed by April 1
Posted by KSJB News on 3/14/2017 10:03:00 AM.

 
BISMARCK (Greg Freeman) - North Dakota anglers, spring light goose hunters and trappers are reminded that new licenses for the 2017-18 season are required starting April 1.
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  • Wheat Harvest Progressing
    Wheat harvest is moving forward for farmers near Fordville, North Dakota. Dennis Dalbey, manager, Fordville Co-op Marketing Association, says yields vary, but protein levels have been high. "The heat and drought got to some of the early stuff, ranging anywhere from 25-to-27 bushels, 17-to-18 (percent) protein and 54.5 pounds. Other wheat has been 35 bushel with high weight and protein." Dalbey says wheat is having trouble curing due to cool temperatures and damp mornings. "There's some that was sprayed 20 days ago and still giving farmers trouble." RRFN's Harvest Hotline is sponsored, in part, by U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.
  • First Round of NAFTA Negotions Done, More Meetings Planned
    Mexico will host the next round of NAFTA negotiations September 1-to-5. These trade talks will move to Canada in late September and return to the United States in October. The goal is to wrap up the re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement by early 2018 before the Mexican presidential campaign begins. During the weekend negotiations, each country delivered broad views for the modernized trade deal. Few other details were announced.  
  • MN, ND, SD Farm Computer Use Tops National Average
    Seventy-eight percent of Minnesota and North Dakota farms have access to computers. In South Dakota, that figure is 75 percent. All three states are above the national average of 73 percent. Forty-seven percent of computer use nationwide is for farm business, up four percentage points from 2015. Nearly 40 percent of farmers across the U.S. used a tablet or smartphone for farm business. North Dakota and Illinois farmers tied for having the most farmers using a tablet or smartphone for farm business with that number at 53 percent.
  • An Above-Average Barley Crop
    Barley acres are down in North Dakota, but this year’s crop is looking to be above average. Mark Huso, who leads Huso Crop Consulting in Lakota, says harvest is about halfway done in the area. However, growers who did not swath barley are having trouble drying it down. “The barley is mostly above average, 85 to 100 bushel per acre yields.” Huso also anticipates a nice wheat crop. With just a handful of wheat acres taken off between the Lakota and Fordville areas, he says the protein and test weight numbers recorded thus far are good. Harvest Hotline is sponsored, in part, by Dairyland Seed.
  • Heat and Dryness Concerning for Canola
    Bottineau, North Dakota farmer Wally Brandjord has started his harvest. “We’ve heard good oat yields in the area. Ours weren’t there, but we’re okay.” Brandjord says it will be interesting to see how the later season crops handled the heat and drought stress. Brandjord has begun cutting some canola. “We had a nice stand, but I’m just a little concerned about the heat and dryness.” Harvest Hotline is sponsored, in part, by AgCountry Farm Credit Services.
  • Canola Minute
    Here's the latest Canola Minute from the Northern Canola Growers Association. The NCGA has submitted comments to the EPA about an important insecticide.
  • So Far, So Good
    American Crystal Sugar began pre-pile harvest last Tuesday before being slowed by rain. General Agronomist Tyler Grove says the beets look good. “Sugar content has been good. Better than average at this point, considering these are coming in at headlands. Yield is tough to figure out right now, in comparison to our field samples. So far, so good.”
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