Farmers in the Devils Lake area have lost 163,450 of producing farmland since the lake began rising in 1993, officials said. To put the lost acreage in perspective, it’s roughly twice the number of acres planted to potatoes in North Dakota last year.
Area farmers will face a difficult but pleasant decision this spring, said Dwight Aakre, farm management specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Given strong grain prices, “Right now, it looks like you can put a seed in the ground and make a profit,” he said.
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