THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Eggners Ferry Bridge Reopened: But for how long?
There have been a lot of events that took place this past Memorial Day weekend that deal with historic bridges. One of course was the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in... Posted on 5/28/12 at 9:59 AM
NDSU EXTENSION SERVICE NDSU Offers Farmland Leasing Workshops
Strong commodity prices and high production costs have made it more difficult for operators and landowners to successfully determine appropriate farmland lease arrangements.
Landowners, renters and o... Posted on 2/1/12 at 3:58 PM
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND access
Hunters looking for suggestions on how to gain more access to private land are invited to attend a hunter-landowner relations workshop Monday, Dec. 13 in Bismarck.
The workshop is free, and is sch... Posted on 11/23/10 at 10:42 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND North Dakota Parks and Recreation seeks grant applicants
From a news release:
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applications for the federally-funded Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program and the state-funded Outdoor Recr... Posted on 9/2/10 at 4:22 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Wildflowers: June 08, 2010
We were lucky enough the other day, to find a Bluebead Lily or Clintonia borealis in bloom, a native plant that blooms in June. I rooted around in my archives, last summer I had photographed th... Posted on 6/8/10 at 6:04 AM
Farm land prices in Stutsman County hit another new record with the sale of three quarters located northeast of Courtenay Thursday. Two of the quarters sold for $4,100 per acre, according to Andy Mrnak, auctioneer for Pifer’s Auction and Realty.
The site of the Elkhorn Ranch in the badlands of North Dakota looks and feels much as it did when Theodore Roosevelt retreated there to raise cattle following the deaths of his wife and mother in 1884.
The cattle are gone, as the ranch is now part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but the sweeping views of wind-carved buttes, cacti and colorful rock formations remain pristine and are a major draw for the more than half-a-million visitors to the park each year.
By James Macpherson, Associated Press
, June 08, 2012
North Dakota’s Supreme Court ruled that a state agency could encourage the transfer of land that was once dug up for coal mining by labeling it as recreational property.
Its decision went against the wishes of an environmental group that argued the reclaimed land should be used for farming.
By Dale Wetzel , Associated Press
, April 12, 2012
Average North Dakota farmland values, for purposes of taxation, have increased 29 percent. Property taxes on that land should not automatically be allowed to increase by the same amount, and that’s what will happen if local governments don’t reduce their level of taxation accordingly.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Visitors may not see a change after Thursday’s donation of two-thirds of an acre of land to Medicine Wheel Park — it was already landscaped with the blessings of donor AgCountry Farm Credit Services.
“That slice of land faces the road,” said Joe Stickler, who created the park and organizes the volunteers who maintain it. “If someone doesn’t know about the park, they’re going to see something (from the road).”
BISMARCK — With up to one-fifth of the North Dakota land that normally would host crops possibly remaining idle this year due to flooding, state officials are pressing for crop insurance changes to provide more help for farmers and ranchers — something federal officials say is unlikely.
North Dakota has seen significant river and overland flooding this spring. Some farmers, particularly in the Souris River basin in the north-central part of the state, are still waiting to get into fields well past the time some crops should be starting to grow.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
, June 17, 2011
Livestock and land stewardship are the focus of latest issue of North Dakota Ag Mag.
“The careful and responsible management of land, water, air and animals is essential to the immediate and long-term future of agriculture,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “This new issue of North Dakota Ag Mag shows young people how farmers and ranchers employ cultivation and management practices to efficiently produce crops and livestock, while maintaining the quality of our natural resources for generations to come.”
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