STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Pick your poison
Farmers across the Upper Midwest are struggling with both drought and excess moisture this spring
Some areas are so wet that farmers will have a tough time planting their crops before it gets too lat... Posted on 5/3/13 at 1:38 PM
STORM TRACKER The Drought Ends?
In the past couple of weeks, the immediate Fargo Moorhead area has received 12-18 inches of snow. South and east of the metro, widespread 20-30 inches has fallen. The drought is therefore over, correc... Posted on 2/14/13 at 12:05 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER USDA provides drought loans to farmers
Farmers in 26 Minnesota counties affected by drought are eligible for federal loans.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the loan program Friday, putting local Farm Service Agency offices in... Posted on 10/26/12 at 11:43 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Farm Update
I like to give readers a little slice of the farm on occasion. Some people farmed much of their lives and then retired while others grew up on the farm so both groups have memories that occupy... Posted on 9/1/12 at 7:20 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Living with Water: Your thoughts and experiences wanted.
It was almost hard to believe. Last month while we visited my husband's parents in Iowa, we ran into an old neighbor of theirs who has since moved to Texas. He and his wife moved there to be closer to... Posted on 8/7/11 at 8:08 AM
Rural Minnesota residents and state regulators are facing challenges in keeping up with demand for water as they deal with a prolonged drought, a thirst for job-creating growth and the prospect that current water practices in some areas are unsustainable.
Drought is the top climate story of 2012 in the Northern Plains, according to the National Weather Service. The year ranks as the second warmest on record in Grand Forks and Fargo, while it was the 10th driest on record in Grand Forks.
Cindy Mackay thought her pump was broken when she turned on the tap on Halloween and no water came out. But when the repairman came to her Rice Lake Township home, Mackay she found out even scarier news: There was no water in her well.
Meterologist Bill Abeling tells the Bismarck Tribune that the river is gradually rising but there's so far no concern of an ice jam. The water level's gone from 3.5 feet Dec. 21 to 5.3 feet. Temperatures are expected to drop to at least negative 10 degrees with wind chills falling to negative 25 degrees.
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