(AP) - General Motors is extending the warranty on thousands of older
cars and SUVs after the U.S. government began investigating
complaints that the headlights can suddenly go dark. More
Governor Hosting Innovative Education Summit
Posted by KSJB News on 5/10/2017 11:08:00 AM.
BISMARCK, N.D. -(Mike
Nowatzki) – Gov. Doug Burgum is inviting teachers, students,
education advocates, innovators and community leaders to participate
in North Dakota’s first Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education
next month in Bismarck. More
Jamestown Kiwanis Break Pancake Day Record
Posted by KSJB News on 5/10/2017 9:04:00 AM.
- A press release reports that Jamestown Kiwanis raised more than
$10,000 at its annual Pancake Day -- a total that surpasses any in
the club's Pancake Day history. More
Bishop of Crookston Diocese Named in Lawsuit
Posted by KSJB News on 5/9/2017 9:17:00 AM.
(AP) - A man who says he was abused by a priest 46 years ago is suing
Bishop Michael Hoeppner and the Diocese of Crookston in Minnesota,
alleging the bishop coerced him into signing a document saying the
abuse never happened. More
Dickey County Boy Found Safe
Posted by KSJB News on 5/8/2017 4:09:00 PM.
ELLENDALE, N.D. (AP) —
Authorities say a missing 3-year-old boy has been found safe after an
all-night search in southern North Dakota. More
engAGe: a series for agribusiness women
The Red River Farm Network has a new podcast called engAGe: a series for women in agribusiness. We talk to DuPont's Krysta Harden, Cattlemen's Beef Board CEO Polly Ruhland and National FFA Organization Officer Valerie Earley about leadership. Listen to their stories. engAGe is sponsored, in part, by AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Dow Agrosciences, Thunder Seed, Black Gold Farms, North Dakota Soybean Council, Peterson Farms Seed and the North Dakota Grain Growers Association.
Dealing with Mud Over four inches of rain fell in the Ada, Minnesota area at midweek. Luckily, West Central Ag Services Agronomist Mike Nelson says there wasn’t real severe winds or hail damage. Early soybean harvest just started before the rain. "Obviously, we're going to see a wide range of yields at this point, but I think a 40-bushel average is good in this area," says Nelson. "Unfortunately, there are quite a few fields below that and there will be some above that as well."
Minn-Dak Pre-Pile Underway Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative vice president of agriculture Tom Knudsen says it will be a short sugarbeet pre-pile campaign this year. If conditions look favorable the first week of October, the cooperative will transition into harvest. Knudsen says 2017 could be another record-breaking year for tonnage. “Right around 32 tons. That’s starting to drift south, because it hadn’t rained in most of our area until Tuesday. We’ll see what impact the rain had. We’d like to stay at or below 30 tons, because anything more will be too much to swallow. We’d likely have to leave those in the field. We’ll confirm as harvest moves forward and see where we end up.”
Dry Bean Harvest Progressing Nearly two-thirds of pinto, black and navy bean crops have been harvested in the Hatton, North Dakota area. Kelley Bean Company’s Dean Nelson says farmers harvested for about 10 days straight until rains hit last weekend.
"Some of the beans were down in the 11-to-12 percent moisture range, but the growers were doing a conscious job of watching the quality of the crop they were bringing in."
Overall, Nelson says this has been a slighty above average crop. Quality has been good, but the dryness has impacted some yields. "When you're hauling in 10/11 moisture beans instead of 14/15, that's 4-to-5 percent of water weight that you're missing out on."
Wrapping Up Dry Beans Tuesday rains brought 2.5 to 3 inches of rain near LaMoure, North Dakota. Eric Larson, who farms in the area, says there was some variable hail and wind damage. Larson says area farmers are pleasantly surprised with the early soybean yields. "There are more pods in the field then originally anticipated. I'm hearing some guys getting around 40 bushels to the acre." Larson is wrapping up pinto bean harvest, and says the crop is yielding okay. "It's an average yield, but we're pretty fortunate compared to our neighbors to the west who didn't get any rain."
Dry Bean Scene The Dry Bean Scene airs Fridays at 12:37 PM on the Red River Farm Network. Listen to the broadcast.
Drought Impacts Pulse Crop Production Drought conditions are having an impact on pulse crop production. USDA National Ag Statistics Service’s Lance Honig says extreme dryness in western North Dakota and Montana has dramatically lowered production. "The potential was there for a big crop, and a record-high number of lentil acres was planted," says Honig. "However, production is expected to be down 41 percent because we're looking at record low yields." In addition, dry edible pea production is pegged to be down 45 percent, with the lowest yield expected since 1996.