STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Driest July on Record
The abundant moisture much of the region has recorded over the past 20 years may have skewed some memories as to how dry this area can get. Certainly, last year was a reminder of this fact for many... Posted on 8/16/13 at 10:09 PM
The national agriculture drought and the specter of hot, dry conditions during corn pollination are looming large for farmers Agweek visited on July 17 and 18, in a swing that went from Fargo, N.D., to Rugby, N.D.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - A couple billion dollars for wheat here, another billion for corn there, a few hundred million for soybeans – maybe more for barley, too.
No matter how you slice the numbers, as the federal farm bill makes its way through Congress, Minnesota and North Dakota farmers have big money at stake.
GRAND FORKS – A University of Minnesota-backed research team has embarked on a three-year, $500,000 study to determine how changing landscape in North Dakota’s prairie pothole region affects the health of bees and their ability to pollinate crops nationwide.
Chuck Haga, Forum Communications Co.
April 19, 2010
Though the industry’s prospects are improving, plants nationwide are still struggling after “an imperfect storm” of factors last year, said Ron Lamberty, vice president of the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based American Coalition for Ethanol, an industry trade group.
The James River Rodeo promises to stick to last year’s game plan, officials said. What was done last year, worked, said Marlyn Bertsch, James River Rodeo committee member.
The eighth annual James River Rodeo is set for July 10-11.
“Hopefully nothing is different than last year because everything went really well,” he said.
Most adults have at least fleeting childhood memories of flying diamond-shaped kites, which often seemed to entail a lot of effort with dubious results. If the kites made it into the sky at all, it wasn’t for long.
At the 15th Annual Jamestown Kite Festival over the weekend, youngsters who made their own kites with help from Jamestown Parks and Recreation staff, effortlessly flew their creations.
The 15th Annual KiteFest in Jamestown June 13-14 promises to be the biggest yet with 50 guest fliers coming from out of town and out of state.
The kite festival, which will be from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at Meidinger Park, traditionally attracts 2,000 to 3,000 visitors and an increasing number of kite-flying enthusiasts. Mike Gee of Wings on Strings, the local club hosting the festival, said it’s become the largest in the state.
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