Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – One of the winners of the Governor’s Arts Awards for 2019 was The Arts Center of Jamestown. This Thursday, the center kicks off the summer season for the Downtown Arts Market. Here to discuss the award, the market, and much more is Mindi Schmitz, executive director. ~~~ “En Masse North Dakota” is coming to the stage. It’s a work that celebrates the sharing of stories and a love of North Dakota. Earlier this year, director and choreographer Vanessa Voskuil sought out participants to be both creators and performers. The resulting show happens this weekend at the State Heritage Center and Museum in Bismarck. Vanessa joins us with the story about how it all came together. ~~~ A couple of federal agencies you probably haven’t heard of keep track of what farmers grow, what Americans eat and how the whole food system works. The Trump administration wants to move the agencies out of Washington, which some say is bad news for farmers, taxpayers and consumers. Frank Morris reports for Harvest Public Media. ~~~ It seems to be a particularly uncertain time as farmers plant the 2019 crop. A wet spring, low commodity prices, and tariffs have combined to complicate planning this year. Here to discuss the challenge is Angela Runnion, an ag risk consultant in Turtle Lake.