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Jamestown Police Warn of Sex Offender
January 28

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted sex offender now living in the community. Police Chief Scott Edinger emphasizes that the notification is meant for public safety and ...(more)

Ford Recalls
January 28

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts.

The biggest recall covers nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and...(more)

Nissan Recall
January 28

DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.

The largest recall covers more than 552,000 Rogue smal...(more)

Changes Made to Stutsman LEC Operations
January 28

JAMESTOWN - Stutsman County Emergency Manager/911 Coordinator Jerry Bergquist has announced that a number of changes are occurring at the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center that the public needs t...(more)

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Machinery Depreciation is the Biggest Expense for Harvesters
Wed, 28 Jan 2015

A former Kansas State University economist says 2014 was comparable to 2013 for custom harvesters, but nowhere near the glory years of 2007-to-2012. Kastens, who is now part of AgAnalysis Plus, coordinates a financial management program for custom harvesters. “The expense increase was associated with market depreciation because we have a glut of machinery. The difference between the new and old equipment has really spread out.” The drop in fuel prices will benefit custom harvesters in the year ahead. To be successful, Kastens reminded custom harvesters to "mind your costs."
Southern Plains Wheat Receives Moisture
Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Dan Misener, who is a custom harvester from Elk City, Oklahoma, remains cautious about new machinery purchases, especially with the ongoing drought. A mid-January snowstorm brought six inches of fresh snow to the region, increasing Misener's optimism. “It was a nice, heavy, wet snow. The wheat is green and growing. A lot of farmers have put cattle on it and are grazing the wheat. We definitely need more rain because we’re still extremely dry, but I would say it’s the best we’ve looked in the last eight to ten years. The drought area has definitely shrunk.”
Persistent
Wed, 28 Jan 2015

If anything, the US Custom Harvesters are a persistent group. The group continues to walk the halls of Congress seeking a solution to a long-time fuel tank issue. Executive director Tracy Zeorian says they’ve been trying to get this regulation changed for about 23 years. “We can only haul up to 119 gallons without a hazmat on our Class A CDL. That puts you in a tough situation with H2-A labor because they can’t have a hazmat. Those of us that have the hazmat are the owners so that takes us out of the field. We’d really like it changed from 119 to 1,000 gallons.” A Highway Bill is expected to get a vote this year, which is where this language would likely be included. “It was in the last highway bill, but it got kicked out at the last minute. We’re hoping the same people that put it in the first time will get it in a second time and we’ll maybe get it passed this time.”
Got Fiber? Pulse Crops Do.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Pulse crops were the subject of a meeting at the White House recently with Deb Eschmeyer, the new executive director of Let’s Move. Tim McGreevey, executive director of the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council and the American Pulse Association, was part of that meeting. “We had an opportunity to visit with her about pulse crops and how they could help with their effort to try to improve children’s health.” McGreevey says USDA’s 2010 dietary guidelines identified five major nutrients of concern for children. “At the top of the list was dietary fiber. The beauty of pulse crops compared to many other grains is they have three to four times the amount of dietary fiber in a serving. They are very high in potassium. They're an excellent source of protein, iron and magnesium.” The United Nations has proclaimed 2016 as the International Year of Pulses.
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