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Police Chief to Tenants and Landlords: Call
October 31

JAMESTOWN – If you're a landlord or a tenant and you suspect there may be criminal or other suspicious activity in your building, Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger has one word of advice, β€œCal...(more)

Jamestown Forester says Tree Trimming has Begun
October 31

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown City Crews will be clearing alleyways and overhanging branches, according to an announcement from Doug Wiles, City Forester.

The City Street Department Crews along with t...(more)

Housing Authority Exec says Oil Boom Impacting Stutsman County
October 31

JAMESTOWN – North Dakota lawmakers during their last legislative session maintained as a body that the oil boom was not impacting communities as far east as Stutsman County. But David Klein, execu...(more)

Fargo Man Held after Search in Jamestown
October 31

JAMESTOWN – A 31-year-old Fargo man is awaiting formal charges while being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center after allegedly breaking into a home in southwest Jamestown and stealing ...(more)

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Keeping an Eye on Russia's Wheat Production
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

The US ag attaché has reduced its estimate of Russia’s wheat crop 1.5 million tons below USDA’s estimate to 57.5 million tons. A Russian ag consultant thinks next year’s Russian wheat crop could decline by as much as 14 percent, to less than 50 million tons. Russia has resumed wheat exports after several weeks of absence. Dan Basse, president, AgResource Company, says Russia is now the world’s biggest grain exporter. “There’s some dryness in the southeast part of the country. That’s their main winter wheat area. We think the Russians are within 30 or 45 days of being less important in the world market. Their prices have recovered to $245 per ton. I think that helps the outlook for US and North American wheat.”
Cash Flow Opportunities Looking Tighter in 2015
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

North Dakota State University Extension crops marketing economist Frayne Olson says farmers and bankers have a lot of questions about the grain markets. “Are we going to see a downturn like we saw in 2009 or this something that is fundamentally different? Nobody knows for sure; I think the general consensus is this feels very different than what we had in 2009.” Olson says marketing plans and pricing strategies need to be adjusted. “We need to make sure we find some price levels for pricing the old crop inventory and what do we do into 2015? Cash flow opportunities for 2015 are looking much tighter.” Olson is participating in a series of ag outlook seminars for lenders.
ND Corn Harvest Making Steady Progress
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Mycogen agronomist Bruce Due says the corn harvest is making steady progress in North Dakota. “I would say the eastern half is 30 percent done and not quite as much to the west. The moisture has really come down nicely. I’m getting reports of 16 to 21 percent. Yields are all over the place. Depending on how early it froze. There are some areas that have low test weights, but, at least it’s coming out of the field without having to put a lot of expense to it with the dryer.”
Wed, 29 Oct 2014

Thunder Seed District Sales Manager Eric Grafstrom is harvesting corn north of Grand Forks. “It’s 150 bushel corn and around 19 moisture so  it’s pretty good; amazing, actually. Test weight is 52, somewhere in there.” Grafstrom says the soybeans yields in his area were variable. “I heard some 50 in areas and down to the mid-30s.”
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