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Palmer Amaranth has been confirmed in Emmons County



Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in Emmons County. 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.

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. This latest finding brings the total number of counties to seven. For more information or to find out where Palmer amaranth has been found, go to https://www.nd.gov/ndda/pa. Producers are encouraged to contact their local county weed officer or North Dakota State University Extension agent to report suspect plants.


Several area counties have been listed as available to receive disaster funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA is currently accepting applications for the Community Facilities Program totaling $150 million for assistance nationwide. These funds may be used for relief in rural communities recovering from natural disasters. Local counties available for funding include Barnes, Dickey, Emmons, LaMoure, Logan, Richland, Sargent and Steele.

“We recognize the tough times facing rural America, which is why we worked to provide these USDA funds to assist our communities as they recover from the losses and challenges caused by natural disasters, like flooding,” said Senator John Hoeven.

Over 100 types of projects are eligible and grant applications will be accepted at USDA state offices until the funds have been exhausted. Those eligible to apply include municipalities, public bodies, non-profit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes.

Funds are rewarded on a graduated scale and were included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, which the President signed into law on June 6, 2019.

Linton Public School Has new Website and an App.

Linton Public School now has a mobile app and it is ready for your use! 

For Apple iPhone users, simply open the App Store icon and search for Linton Public School. When you find our lion head and app icon, install the app.

For Android users, select Google Play. Then search for Linton Public School, find the lion head and app icon, then click install.

The app features links to all the events going on in the school including lunch menus and sports activities. Also Linton School has launched their new web page which is a lot more brighter and informative. Check it out at https://www.linton.k12.nd.us/

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