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1, to No game day rain delay Fans brave the rain and cold during the Beach varsity football game love every moment of the game. (Photo by Renee Orluck) on Sept. 15, but seem North Dakota well-suited for China's market shift By Tom Wahl tion demographics such that it has a creasing pressure on feedstuffs and NDSU Agribusiness and Appliedrapidly aging population, protein supplies. China's meat im- Economics Department As the middle-aged populationports, particularly high-quality im- China's rapid economic growthmoves closer to retirement, the ports destined for the hotel/restaurant and changing population demograph- younger population will shrink, re- trade, likely will increase to meet a ics have affected the world's most sulting in relatively more seniors in growing income-driven demand. populous country, the future. Chinese seniors tend to eat However, given China's limited Driven by income growth, urban- a more healthful diet, which includes arable land base and irrigation water !ization and a transition to a market more vegetables and less meat. supplies, imports of soybeans and economy, the Chinese diet has shifted In addition,because many parents feedstuffs likely will increase signifi- from staples to meat. Since the 1980s, and grandparents live with their chil- cantly to feed a growing livestock in- Chinese grain consumption has de- dren, they tend to influence the fam- ventory unless productivity increases creased by 50 percent, while meat ily's eating habits, resulting in less dramatically. While the level of consumption has increased by nearly meat consumed at home. Thus, the China's imports is debatable, the U.S. 75 percent in urban areas and by aging population may have a signifi- likely will have an opportunity for in- more than 130 percent in rural areas, cant effect on the demand for meat creased exports of soybeans and feed- This increased meat demand has and hence the demand for livestock stuffs. resulted in significant increases in feed, including grain and soybeans, in North Dakota is well-situated to at haeat production in China. China con- the future, least partially meet some of this de- finues to lead the world in pork pro- Recent studies suggest that the mand with its expanded corn and duction but also has increased the total average per-capita meat con- soybean production base via North- production of other meats and aquatic sumption in China could grow west ports. However, shipping con- products. Much of this increased pro- from about 60 kilograms (kg) in gestion may limit opportunities, at duction has been based upon in- 2010 to nearly 100 kg per person least in the short rnn, making gulf ex- creased production of soybeans and per year by 2030. Accounting for ports more viable. corn but also on imported soybeans the aging population would reduce Nevertheless, China's growing de- and other feedstuffs, the projection by up to 5 percent mand for meat will create opportuni- The demand for meat varies con- per year. ties in the world marketplace. siderably by age, with seniors de- How will this dramatic increase in However, China's population demo- manding much less meat than meat consumption be met? Chinese graphic changes during the next sev- younger populations. China's one- meat production likely will expand to eral decades likely will reduce the child policy has skewed its popula- meet this demand but will put in- overall demand for meat. Senators call for immediate action on postal reform WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators often originate, heard about in hundreds of first-hand Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Claire "The Postal Service is integral to accounts from North Dakota com- McCaskill, D-Mo., have called on rural communities and our way of munity members and businesses that U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmas- doing business - but when an esti- responded to her Fix My Mail initia- ter General Megan Brennan to take mated two billion pieces of mail tive. In addition to raising reporting immediate action to remedy a signifi- were delayed over the course of a challenges to Postal Service, both cant lack of training requirements that year, that lack of accountability is Heitkamp and McCaskill are work- led to inaccurate Postal Service re- hurting the ability of Americans who ing toward comprehensive solutions porting of an estimated two billion depend on the Postal Service over the to improve and strengthen the Postal pieces of delayed mail over the course long term. We need to change that - Service's delivery and service across of one year, according to a recent and we need immediate results," said the country, particularly in rural USPS Inspector General audit report. Heitkamp. "For years, I've been areas. According to the OIG report, the working to address mail service chal- Since launching her Fix My Mail .unreported delays cost customers lenges in North Dakota by hearing initiative in 2014 which gathered and businesses valuable time, and as from hundreds of North Dakotans hundreds of stories from North a result, the Postal Service put an es- firsthand through my Fix My Mail Dakotans about problems with mail timated $85.1 million in revenue at initiative. And it's why I'll keep delivery and service, Heitkamp has risk. Heitkamp and McCaskill have working to address those challenges been working to hold the Postal both long been working on the U.S. to restore exemplary service and ac- Service accountable for improving Senate Committee on Homeland Se- countability at the Postal Service, mail delivery and service for rural icurity and Governmental Affairs, just as we're pushing for, so rural communities. She also created Fix Which oversees issues related to the America can count on the Postal My Mail survey in 2016 to gather Postal Service, on ways to improve Service for generations to come." more feedback from North Dakotans, :and make the agency more reliable Both senators noted how severewhich received 630 responses about :and profitable. Together, Heitkamp delays have impacted Postal Service delivery and service challenges. In land McCaskill urged" Brennan to customers in their home states of May, Heitkamp followed up with ~uickly develop and implement for- North Dakota and Missouri, citing Postmaster General Megan Brennan [mal trainingrequirements for man- numerous photographic examples of about what the Postal Service is "agers at Processing and Distribution mail sitting in bins waiting to be de- doing to improve mail delivery iCenters, where issues with mail de- livered in Missouri, as well as mail throughout the country, especially in Jays and reporting of such delays reliability ~hallenges Heitkamp has rural communities in North Dakota. A customer exits the Golva Post Office in this undated photo. (Courtesy Photo) North Dakota State University degree program at North Dakotacalls, "that wonderful open space." Press has unveiled The Prairie Post State University. Her favorite part of Kevin Carvell is a native of Office: Enlarging the Common Life North Dakota is any place that pro- Mott, and a North Dakota State in Rural North Dakota, which was vides an expansive view of the land University graduate. After nine written by K. Amy Phillips and and sky - which is pretty much any- years at The Forum as a political re- Steven R. Bolduc. where - which is why she says she porter, he taught journalism at t he The book includes more than 100 loves living in the Flickertail State. University of North Dakota and color photographs by Wayne Gud- Steven Bolduc was born and then was responsible for Sen. Byron mundson and a history of North raised in Massachusetts and was in- Dorgan's eastern North Dakota op- Dakota rural mail delivery by Kevin troduced to the Great Plains when he erations for almost a quarter cen- Carvell. The P ost O ffice in Sentinel moved to Lincoln, Neb., for graduate tury. Carvell is a student of all Butte, which is now closed, and the school. Since moving to North things North Dakota and has a per- Golva Post Office are featured. Dakota, Steve has been captivated by sonal library of some 13,000 North Save Our Post Office I This was the people and landscape of the Dakota books. the plea when the United States northern plains. An economist by "The next time Congress and the Postal Service determined to restruc- training, he teaches at Minnesota leaders of the Postal Service start ture or close post offices across the State University Moorhead. making plans to close thousands of U. S., including 76 locations in North Wayne Gudmundson's maternal post offices, they should be required p akota. In response, authors Amy and paternal great ~ grandparents to read this book. With its unique Phillips and Steven Bolduc set out to homesteaded ih North Dakota, and blend of history, personal testimony explore the contemporary role of he has photographed the prairie land- and photographs, The Prairie Post post offices in North Dakota. The scape since 1971. His work has ap- Office is an eloquent statement about Prairie Post Office documents the peared in numerous books, exhibits how rural post offices give life to a history and roles of this essential in- and television documentaries. Wayne community and why they must be stitution, recently retired from teaching pho- preserved and protected ," said Steve Amy Phillips is a member of the tography at Minnesota State Univer- Hutkins, professor at New York Uni- Minot State University faculty and sity Moorhead and now is back at versity and founder of SaveTheP- teaches social work courses in a dual work making photographs in what he ostOffice.com. d Y By Renee Orluck Correspondent The Lady Bucs varsity volleyball team had its first home game last week Tuesday when the Wibaux Longhorns journeyed across the bor- der to challenge them. Tile lead went back and forth in the first set with the Longhorns pulling off a 22-18 win. The second set was also close with the Bucca- neers winning 25-22. The third set was taken by the Longhorns with a 25-21 ending score. The fourth set was tied at 10 apiece, but the Long- horns went on to win 25-15. Senior Bree Davidson led the Bucs with 14 assists and 5 aces and senior Catie Loftsgard had an im- pressive 22 digs and 1 ace. An up- beat c oach Marty Campbell s aid: "Our team has come a long ways from the beginning of the year. With constant improvement of skills, we will keep getting better! I love the heart of the girls playing the game of volleyball." Statistics: Kills: Mikayla Paul ; 6 ; Courtney Lund, 5 ; Abby Wilhelmi, 3 ; Megan Rising, 2 ; Bree Davidson, 2 ; Mad- die Stockwell , 2. Blocks: Sam Oech, 7 ; Abby Wilhemi, 2 ; Maddie Stockwell , 1. Digs: Catie Loft s gard, 22 ; Abby Wilhelmi, 2 ; Mad- die Stockwell , 1. Assists: Bree Davidson , 14 ; Mikayla Paul , 6. Aces: Bree Davidson , 5 ; Mikayla Paul, 2. Thursday's game in Hazen : sta- tistics were: Hazen 3, B each 0 Beach : 21; 9; 22 Hazen : 25; 25; 25 first home Beach senior Courtney Lund helps show team spirit at the Sept. 12 game. (Photo by Renee Orluck) B each: Kills: Courtney Lund, 3 ; ,1. Assists: Davidson, 7 ; Paul, 4. Abby Wilhelmi, 3 ; Bree Davidson, Digs: Catie Loftsgard, 15 ; Paul, 14 2 ; Sam Oech, 2 ; Mikayla Paul, 2 ; ; Wilhelmi, 5 ; Davidson, 4 ; Lund, Madison Stockwell, 1 ; Megan Ris- 3 ; Rising, 3. Aces: Wilhelmi, 1 ; ing, 1. Blocks: Oech, 4 ; Stockwell Oech, 1 ; Paul 1. Comedian,Jay Leno, an avid car collector, calls the automobile, "the greatest invention of the 20th century. " With today's low interest rates, it's a great time to buy a new vehicle. Before you go shopping for your next car, truck, van or SUV, come in and talk with us about an auto loan. We offer attractive rates, payments to fit your budget and convenient, personal service. O.A First State nk Golva Medora Beach 872-3656 623-5000 872-4444 Member FDIC www.fsbofgolva.corn ATM in Beach & Medora lobby