Agweek Wire Reports
BISMARCK, N.D. – State veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County, N.D., after bovine tuberculosis was identified. “In late 2018, we were notified that two adult beef cows originating from the herd tested positive for Mycobacterium bovis at out-of-state slaughter plants,” State Veterinarian Dr. Susan Keller said. “The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the TB diagnosis in the cows.”
The 4-H Livestock Judging team representing North Dakota recently competed at the Western National Roundup, placing fourth out of 26 teams.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has nominated former Grand Forks County State's Attorney Peter Welte to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. Welte has written a column for Agweek called Law on the Farm since 2015.
Harwood, N.D. -- Peterson Farms Seed has announced that Scott Sanders has been named General Manager. The role of general manager is new for the company, with leadership in the roles of president and vice president continuing with Carl Peterson and Julie Peterson respectively.
Grand Forks, N.D. -- Leah Halverson has started a new marketing organization called Ten Acre Marketing, based out of Grand Forks. Ten Acre Marketing will support companies involved in the field to plate journey through brand development, strategic marketing planning, creative and digital development, social media management, public relations and event planning.
FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council announced that Jean Henning will serve as interim executive director until a decision regarding future leadership is made. "We are thankful for Jean’s successful efforts of promoting North Dakota corn over the past four years," said Terry Wehlander, chairman. "Jean has previously served as the financial and research director for the council and a decision will be made regarding the executive director position at the April Council meeting."
FARGO, N.D. — AgCountry Farm Credit Services will return $42.5 million as 2018 cash patronage to eligible member-owners — the largest patronage amount to date for the cooperative.
An Enderlin, N.D., man has been sentenced to jail time, community service and probation for the theft of a horse. Southeast District Judge Mark Blumer sentenced Hunter Jankowski to 30 days in the Richland County Jail, 80 hours of community service and two years of supervised probation for Class C felony theft. Jankowski's incarceration began Jan. 7.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – A former diplomat and agricultural economist has taken the reins of the Great Falls Montana Development Authority’s Food and Agricultural Development Center.
BISMARCK, ND -- Know a North Dakota rancher, farmer or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2019 North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award.