Agweek Wire Reports
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has activated an on-line dicamba injury survey. The survey can be found at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/dicamba-survey and was activated due to reports of possible plant damage resulting from the use of dicamba herbicide.
The Reynolds (N.D.) United Co-op and Halstad (Minn.) Elevator Co. are merging effective Jan. 1, 2019. The new organization will operate as Valley United Co-op. Patrons of the two cooperatives approved the merger on July 11. Officials promise a smooth transition, including continuity of staffing at its current locations. Paul Coppin, who now heads Reynolds United, will lead the group as CEO/General Manager.
AURORA CENTER, S.D. — Firefighters were on scene for nearly two hours working on a portion of a barn that caught fire Monday. Stickney Fire Chief Jeff Sauvage said firefighters received the call at about 2:10 p.m. and were on scene at the fire about one-quarter mile east of Aurora Center.
ERSKINE, Minn.—Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, authorities responded to a report of a barn on fire in Knute Township in rural Erskine. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the barn was completely engulfed and was considered a total loss. Firefighters extinguished the remaining hot spots, and no injuries were reported.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A training course for cottage food producers will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Drive NW in Bemidji.
FARGO, N.D. — Greg Lardy will serve as North Dakota State University Extension’s interim director. Ken Grafton, vice president for Agricultural Affairs; North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station director; and College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources dean, made the announcement June 20.
The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will showcase dryland agronomy and horticulture at its annual field day July 11 and host an irrigation field day July 12. The WREC is 4.5 miles west of Williston on U.S. Highway 2. The July 11 event begins with registration at 3 p.m. CDT. The dryland crop tour starts at 4 p.m. Topics to be highlighted during the dryland crop tour are:
Paul Berg, an associate professor emeritus in North Dakota State University's Animal Sciences Department, will be the 2018 recipient of the American Meat Science Association's highest honor, the R.C. Pollock Award. Berg will be honored during the association's 71st Reciprocal Meat Conference on June 26 in Kansas City, Mo. The award is named for the first general manager of the National Live Stock and Meat Board.
Great Falls, MT — June 7, 2018 — The Great Falls Montana Development Authority has announced that Great Falls is the least expensive market to operate a food processing plant based on a review of 25 U.S. cities.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb for the Eastern District of California upheld the preliminary injunction prohibiting California from enforcing its Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate until a final ruling on the matter is issued by the court.