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KHRT Agriculture News - 09/11/19

Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Emmons County in south central North Dakota...

    BISMARCK, ND (NDDA) - Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Emmons County in south central North Dakota. A crop scout brought a suspect sample to the local North Dakota State University Extension office, who submitted samples for DNA analysis to the National Agricultural Genotyping Center, where it was confirmed as Palmer amaranth.

    This is the second finding this year. Palmer amaranth was found in Grant County in late August.

    "I strongly encourage agricultural producers to monitor millet plantings for Palmer amaranth, as that may again be the likely source of infestation," Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. "With harvest season in full swing, farmers are encouraged to scout fields and clean excess dirt and plant debris off equipment between fields to prevent unintentional spread."

    Palmer amaranth was confirmed last year in five counties. Those sites continue to be monitored for Palmer amaranth. This latest finding brings the total number of counties to seven. More information on Palmer amaranth and other noxious and invasive weeds is available at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/plant-industries/noxious-weeds.

    To find out where Palmer amaranth has been found, go to https://www.nd.gov/ndda/pa. This website will be updated if additional counties are affected. Producers are encouraged to contact their local county weed officer or North Dakota State University Extension agent to report suspect plants.

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    BISMARCK, ND (NDDA) - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring was elected President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) today at their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Goehring will serve as NASDA's 2019-20 President and will host the 2020 NASDA Annual Meeting in Medora on August 30-September 2, 2020.

    "Farmers and ranchers are struggling to get by. Now is time to leverage NASDA's nonpartisanship to get things accomplished in Washington," Goehring said. "2020 will also bring a new strategic plan for our organization as we continue to build upon the momentum that we have gained over the last five years."

    NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders. Learn more about NASDA at www.nasda.org http://www.nasda.org/.

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    BISMARCK, ND (NDDA) - The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will be hosting five town hall meetings to discuss the grain inspection program, which was transferred to the department by the 2019 North Dakota Legislature effective July 1, 2019.

    "This is an opportunity for grain elevator managers, operators and others in the grain industry to learn about the transfer of the program, our inspection process and upcoming changes to the program," Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. "We will also discuss the interim legislative study about grain inspection."

    The meetings will be held in:

Mandan on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Farm Credit Services of Mandan building meeting room at 1600 Old Red Trail;

Devils Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the KC Hall at 522 4th St. NE;

Fargo on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the NDSU Memorial Union Arikara Room at 1401 Administration Avenue;

Dickinson on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. MDT at the Dickinson State University Agriculture Building at 400 State Avenue; and

Stanley on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Mountrail County South Complex at 8103 61st St. NW.

    Commissioner Goehring will facilitate the meetings and will be available for questions. The public is invited to attend.

    NDDA's grain and livestock licensing division oversees the licensing and bonding of all grain elevators, facility-based grain buyers, and roving grain buyers. For more information on the grain inspection program, visit www.nd.gov/ndda.

 

 

   (Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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