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-?' national r Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Current testing allows labs to iden- Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., say that tify just one or two of the approxi- the U.S. Department of Agriculture's merely 18 corn diseases that need to Agricultural Research Service be detected. Methods developed at (USDA-ARS) Biosciences Research the center will eventually have ap- Laboratory on the campus of North plication to crops other than corn. Dakota State University (NDSU) has The test will also help to enhance been selected as the site for the food safety by helping to test quickly newly formed National Agricultural for food borne illnesses. NAGC Genotyping Center (NAGC). Activ- would have a role in developing test Sties at the center will begin in Octo- kits to evaluate food borne ber. pathogens that could be tested on site "The National Corn Growers' de- rather than sent to the lab. Such a test cision reflects the growing respect would have been of great value in and attention Fargo and the Red the peanut butter contamination River Valley are getting nationally episode a few years back in the for the work they're doing with new southern United States. and innovative technologies," He- Further, the center will work to even said. "The collaboration be- develop tests for certain genetic tween the USDA-ARS and the traits to help plant breeders and pro- National Agricultural Genotyping ducers eliminate poor seeds and Center comes as good news for the identify desirable traits. One of the North Dakota Corn Growers, concepts the center is considering for NDSU, Fargo and our entire state." the future is to make mobile test kits Previously, the North Dakota for farmers or agronomists. A farmer Corn Growers Association bid to could take a leaf sample and use host the new facility, and Hoeven such a kit to identify diseases before spearheaded an effort to support the symptoms become visible to the their bid, writing a letter of support human eye. to Dr. Richard Vieding, director of The National Agricultural Geno- Research at the National Corn typing Center is supported through a Growers Association, one of thecen- public and private partnership of ter's prime sponsors. In the letter,' leading research and trade organiza- Hoeven and the delegation made the lions including Los Alamos National case that North Dakota and the Laboratory, National Corn Growers USDA-ARS facility are uniquely Association and Donald Danforth qualified to host the center for a Plant Science Center. Its mission is broad range of reasons, to translate scientific discoveries into The new research center will de- solutions for production agriculture, velop ways to monitor and detect all food safety, functional foods, bioen- known corn diseases in one test. ergy and national security. Workers from a contractor's company continue to repair the site of a landslide below the railroad tracks northwest of Fryburg on Aug. 29. (Photo by Richard Volesky) By Richard Volesky ! Fryburg in the Sully Springs area. partment. Trains eastbound and from a county road, and an out-of- Editor/Reporter BNSF took the tracks out of serv- westbound through the region were state contractor who was called to FRYBURG - Heavy rains ice on Aug. 24 and were returned to stopped, the site had to build much of the ac- suited in a some land shifting near service on Aug. 27, said Amy Me- No trains derailed at the site. The cess read'to reach to area of the BNSF Railway tracks northwest of Beth of BNSF's public affairs de- site is located about 1 1/2 miles landslide. MEDORA - The Th ctore Roe- consistently showed exceptional sevelt Medora Foundation leadership skills - the primary deci- degree to receive scholarships, cipients are then selected by a com- Scholarship winners need to demon- mittee that is appointed by TRMF President Randy Hatzenbuhler. In 2014, 27 scholarship awardees were named from 14 states. Total Scholarships ranging from $1,000 most: respect for people and place, their fellow employees, scholarships awarded to students to- to $1,500 are awarded annually family values, and excellence and In order to be eligible, applicants taled $32,000. through the Tjaden Education Assis- creativity in work and service to our must work at least 480 hours during Scholarship winners from the area lance Program, named after the late guests." the summer season. Employees who include: TRMF President Rod Tjaden. The Tjaden Education Assistance have shown leadership skills Tjaden Scholarships - $1,000 TRMF Communications Director Program creates an opportunity for throughout the summer season can award: Justin Fisk said, "Throughout the seasonal TRMF employees who are be nominated by a manager or can - Claire Brookens - Beach season these scholarship winners currently pursuing an undergraduate nominate themselves. Scholarship re- - Chelise Clarin - Sentinel Butte ,i ssu e s n . (TRMF)announced the names sion factor for this scholarship pro-,, :strate outstanding leadership and student employees who were gram L and they dem0nstrated the haVe it positive influence on the city awarded 2014 scholarships, values that we at TRMF believe in of Medora, visitors of Medora, and strike n for forum The lack of affordable and ac- and decent/livable low income cessible housing in North Dakota housing. Citizens are encouraged has struck the need for The Dakota to share their stories of housing Center for Independent Living to struggles. hold a Housing Forum. A panel will also be present to The forum is on Sept. 10, from discuss what they are doing to ease 1-5 p.m. at the Bismarck Ramada the housing crisis. The panel in- Hotel & Conference Center to dis- eludes Kristen Hamm, regional di- cuss the housing issues affecting rector for U.S. Sen. John Hoeven; citizens of North Dakota. Renae Aarfor, Southeast Area di- Issues to be discussed include accessibility, affordability, SectionHousing eight vouchers and waiting lists (Continued on Page 6) NDDOT: Motorists should use caution during harvest Harvest season is under way throughout the state and the North Dakota Department of Transporta- tion (NDDOT) is urging motorists to use caution as large farm equipment is out on the roadways this time of year. "Motorists should be extremely cautious as they drive, especially on rural, two-lane roads, as slow mov- ing farm equipment is out on the roadways," said Karin Mongeon, NDDOT Safety Division director. "Most crashes are due to inattention, speeding and unsafe passing. When approaching farm equipment, mo- torists need to pay attention, slow down and pass with extreme cau- tion." Farm equipment is very large and heavy making it extremely difficult for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. These vehicles also have large blind spots, making it dif- ficult for operators to see approach- ing vehicles. In 2013, there was one fatal crash and 15 injury crashes in North Dakota involving farm equipment. "By taking extra precautions on the roadway and safely sharing the road with farm equipment, crashes can be Harvest season Watch for mud and debris on the roadway as trucks go directly from the field onto the highway. Be aware that you can encounter farm equipment at any time of day. Drive with headlights on at all times. Wear seatbelts. Seat belts are your best protection against death and injury in the event of a crash. In addition, farmers are reminded of the opportunity to get 10 percent extra weight permits that can be is- sued to expedite the first haul of farm products during harvest. Addition- ally, farmers should be aware that road construction projects are finish- ing up this time of year as well. Some roads may be inaccessible to large farm equipment. Farm equipment operators should consider the following precautions: Use lights and flashers to make equipment more visible. Use slow moving emblems on equipment traveling less than 30 mph. Consider using a follow vehicle when moving equipment, especially at night. For the most current progress on construction projects call 511 or go prevented," said Mongeon. to the Travel Information Map on the I-laru, t i..nd,,r way although lal _r than uRual.... due to the rainy conditions of recent weeks. 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