(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
Wrapping Up #Plant17 Wally Branjord is trying to wrap up planting near Bottineau, North Dakota. There hasn't been significant changes in the normal crop rotation, but Branjord did plant more durum. There is also more corn and soybean acreage in his area of the state. "There was a price difference between wheat and durum this year. The barley acres are down to almost nothing right now. The corn is starting to pop through." Listen to RRFN's #CropWatch17 coverage. This coverage brought to you, in part, by DuPont Pioneer.
Welcome Moisture Farmers in north central North Dakota are making good planting progress. Rugby farmer Steve Fritel says moisture is welcome. “We have excellent subsoil moisture, but the top is dry. It’s a challenge getting the seed placed at the right depth so it’s in good moisture, but not too deep. Every field we have, we constantly check the depth. The corn is peeking through and soybeans are still under the soil. Emergence looks alright.” RRFN's Crop Watch coverage is sponsored, in part, by Syngenta Sugarbeets and Hilleshog.
Send the Sun David Thompson farms north of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. The sugarbeets and wheat looks good coming out of the ground, but Thompson wants some sunshine. “We just need some heat right now, consistent days of sunshine and warm temperatures to get this ground warmed up." Thompson says he hasn’t seen much weed pressure.
Lots of Soybeans Farmers in the Minot area are getting close to wrapping up spring planting. Dakota Agronomy Partners Seed Sales Manager Doug Naze is expecting more soybeans. “I can’t say for sure until the dust settles. It feels like there was a lot more soybeans in at the end, on the undecided acres anyway. There will be lots of soybeans.”
Dry Bean Scene The Dry Bean Scene is on the air, with information about the dry edible bean industry in the Northarvest region. This broadcast airs each Friday at 12:37 PM.
Dry Conditions in the West National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbacken says the western part of North Dakota is really dry. “When you look at the drought monitor map, if you take Highway 83 west, it’s really drying out. Some of those areas are in the D2 drought category. We could use moisture to get this crop going along.” Sandbacken thinks we’ll have about 70 percent of the sunflower crop planted at the end of the month, with an expected completion date in the first week in June.
Canola Minute Here's the latest Canola Minute from the Northern Canola Growers Association. Get an update on planting progress.