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Category: Ag Issues

Sen. Cramer Reacts to WOTUS  

WOTUS Definition Published in the Federal Register  BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishing a new definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) in…
January 18, 2023

Deer Baiting to be Debated at Legislature 

Hearing Set, Large Turnout Expected  Several bills pertaining to the outdoors and outdoor activities are presented at each session of the North Dakota legislature. Perhaps the most watched bill by the state’s sportsmen in the current legislative session is HB 1151, a bill to take the ability to ban baiting…
January 13, 2023

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

Beware of Bad Beetles

Trapping Invasive Species  Kim.fundingsland@mydakotan.com MINOT – Keeping beetles at bay is one of the reasons for various traps designed to capture the sometimes unwelcome bugs. Three different beetle traps have been in use in the City of Minot this summer.  According to Guy Hanley, Minot Parks entomologist, the black, funnel-type…
August 29, 2022

Spray Those Weeds

MINOT – Weeds, weeds, and more weeds. Both big farmers and small gardeners understand this nuisance.  One specific kind of weed, Kochia Scoparia, has taken its toll on many crop fields in North Dakota, according to Brian Jenks, a weed specialist from the North Central Research Extension Center in Minot. …
August 6, 2022

A TOUGH Conundrum

MINOT – Plants can be used for many purposes. One plant, lentils, make for a healthy meal, full of iron and fiber.  Dr. Charlie Lim, NDSU weed specialist from the Williston Research Extension Center, spoke of an herbicide often used for lentils, called TOUGH.  Lim said when it comes to…
August 5, 2022
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