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Producers Invited to Farm Bill Meetings
September 22

(Fargo, N.D.) – USDA North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) is partnering with the North Dakota State University Extension Service to host a series of informational meetings to discuss the Agricultu...(more)

Latest ND Game and Fish News
September 22

BISMARCK - North Dakota Game and Fish Department's Greg Freeman has provided us with the most recent update on the department's news begin with the announcement of the Youth Pheasant Weekend Oct. 4-5....(more)

Lisbon Man Dies in Rollover
September 21

LISBON, N.D. (AP) — A 26-year-old man is dead after an accident on Highway 32 in southeast North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Darik Anderson was heading south on a 1996 Chevrolet Su...(more)

Valley City Public Works Scam
September 20

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — Valley City police say a scammer claiming to be with the city public works department is calling residents and threatening to shut off power if a utility bill is not paid.(more)

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Sugarbeet Yield Depends on Where You Are
Mon, 22 Sep 2014

CHS Ag Services sales agronomist Coty Wangen says the sugarbeet crop is variable, depending on your location. “North of Crookston, Minnesota the numbers tend to be a little higher. I’ve hear 24 to 26 tons the last couple weeks. The sugar has been low, down to 13s and 14s. With all the rains we’re getting, I think that’s causing some issues getting that in check. South of town where we’ve had more rain, the numbers tend to be low. I’ve heard as low as 12 to 14 tons per acre. It depended on the area you were in and not so much a variety thing this year.”
FDA Revises Food Safety Rules
Mon, 22 Sep 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has revised food safety rules proposed last year making them more palatable to organic farmers. The new proposals would relax water quality standards and allow farmers to harvest crops sooner after spreading manure. The revised rule also clarifies the use of distillers grains; allowing brewers to not have to follow the animal food rules because they already follow the stricter human food regulations. The new regulations also give the FDA more authority to regulate farms and food manufacturing, giving the agency more power to shut down facilities. The new rules are open for a 75 day comment period, and the FDA is legally required to finalize the rules by next year after being sued by an advocacy group for missing deadlines.
SD FFA Foundation Awards Grants
Mon, 22 Sep 2014

The South Dakota FFA Foundation has picked five chapters to receive funding for community service projects. The Wilmot, Doland, Howard, Philip and Madison chapters will each get $500.
Glocal
Mon, 22 Sep 2014

A few weeks ago, the Red River Farm Network was at a meeting where the speaker coined the term, 'glocal.' It is a mash-up of the words global and local. In the world of agriculture, the RRFN team always seems to be working on 'glocal' news stories. It may be a weather problem in another part of the world that impacts the price paid to farmers locally. Perhaps, it is a rail backlog in the Northern Plains that prevents crops from reaching an export customer on a timely basis. In this business, we're producing products that feed and fuel the world. RRFN is proud to communicate that story each day on-air, online and on your smartphone.
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