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Category: Agriculture

Sportsmen Voice Concerns at Stanley Meeting 

Issues include elk licenses, electronic posting  STANLEY – A complaint about electronic posting opened the public comment portion of a North Dakota Game and Fish Advisory Board meeting here Tuesday.   In his opening remarks, Jeb Williams, NDGF director, talked about the state’s electronic posting law that went into effect…
December 2, 2022

Sen. Cramer on Possible Rail Strike 

ND Republican’s clear message  “Congress’s role is not to help negotiate a rail settlement, it’s to approve one. You don’t need 535 arbiters negotiating the details of a labor agreement. At the end of the day, averting a shutdown of service and a full-blown economic crisis is critical. As important…
November 30, 2022

Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska 

By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm in the latest sign that the outbreak that has already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide continues…
November 28, 2022

More Than Hunting and Fishing 

Tioga NDGF Advisory Board Meeting  kimfundingsland@mydakotan.com Sportsmen gathered at the Tioga Community Center for a North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board meeting on Monday. (Photo: Kim Fundingsland/The Dakotan)  TIOGA – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department kicked off its fall round of Advisory Board meetings in this…
November 23, 2022

Winter outlook: Cold, Snowy 

Latest forecast from the Climate Prediction Center  MINOT – Well, cripes, any chances of a warm, dry winter are heavily refuted by the latest long-range weather outlooks issued by the Climate Prediction Center. All indications favor colder than usual temperatures for North Dakota through February 2023. Look for more than…
November 17, 2022

Memorable Snowfall Totals 

Minot sets record  MINOT – It was a nasty way to get the winter underway, one of the deepest November 10 snowfalls on record in many places in the state. Minot’s official dump was a record for the date at 7.3 inches. The previous mark was 4.2 inches in 2012. …
November 11, 2022

And Snow It Begins 

Fall turned into winter  MINOT – Winter made a rather rude arrival Thursday, bursting through the front door with a vengeance – heavy snowfall and high winds combined. The strong storm resulted in the usual school closings or shortened hours and the like, and, of course, made travel difficult in the…
November 10, 2022

Drought Creeping In 

Flash drought conditions  MINOT – What the U.S. Drought Monitor refers to as “flash drought” conditions have crept into much of North Dakota in the past week. The Drought Monitor is issued each Thursday.  A flash drought is defined as the opposite of flash, or sudden, rainfall or flood. It…
November 3, 2022

One Million Highly Contagious Chickens 

Bird Flu Infects Iowa Egg Farm   By DAVID PITT Associated Press  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials said Monday that another commercial egg farm in the state has been infected with bird flu, the first commercial farm case identified since April, when a turkey farm was infected. …
November 1, 2022

North Dakota Targeted by Beef Thieves 

Feds: Theft of frozen beef in Nebraska uncovers crime ring  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An investigation into the theft this summer of several semitrailers loaded with frozen beef from Nebraska has led to arrests and uncovered a multimillion-dollar theft ring targeting meatpacking plants in six Midwestern states, federal authorities said. …
October 26, 2022
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