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June 8, 2018
The U.S. Drought Monitor released on June 7 shows continuing severe drought conditions in the Dakotas. (U.S. Drought Monitor)
Cramer meets with USDA official to prepare for potential drought
June 8, 2018 - 2:27pm
June 4, 2018
Making sure grass is of sufficient maturity prior to turning cows out is important in making sure a pasture is as productive as it can be. Photo taken May 31, 2018, in Kidder County, N.D. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
ND pastures already showing some stress related to 2017 drought, 2018 dry spring
June 4, 2018 - 7:03am
June 2, 2018
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AgweekTV: One-of-a-kind dairy
June 2, 2018 - 8:30am
May 31, 2018
Twenty-one primary counties in North Dakota have been designated as natural disaster areas due to continuing drought, according to a letter from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
21 counties designated primary natural disaster areas due to drought
May 31, 2018 - 5:11pm
May 21, 2018
The spread of soybean production into southwestern North Dakota has been slow but has increased in recent years. Erin Brown / Grand Vale Creative
Soybeans spread to southwestern ND
May 21, 2018 - 7:01am
Darrick Frank plants a field near Shields, N.D., on May 15, 2018. Planting is a little behind in southwestern North Dakota after a slow warm up, but some mid-May rain has producers hoping for recovery from the 2017 drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Drought effects improve in southwest ND
May 21, 2018 - 6:45am
May 19, 2018
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AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
May 19, 2018 - 8:30am
May 14, 2018
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It's amazing what a little rain can do for the land and the spirit
May 14, 2018 - 7:02am
April 10, 2018
Congress has passed legislation raising funding for livestock disaster programs making more money available for ranchers affected by the 2017 drought. Above, cattle are seen at Kist Livestock in Mandan, N.D.,  on Tuesday, April 10. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Funding cap lifted on federal livestock disaster assistance
April 10, 2018 - 7:22pm
April 5, 2018
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Senior Climatologist Kenneth Blumenfeld talks about climate change, history and projections with his “Climate Chaos in Minnesota” presentation at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday, April 4. (Steve Kohls / Forum News Service)play button
'Warmer,' 'wetter,' 'extreme rainfall' trending in Minnesota: Climate change presentation at CLC raises concerns
April 5, 2018 - 3:24pm
March 26, 2018
Julie Ellingson, far right, executive vice president of the North Dakota Stockmen's Association, was the first ag group representative to address U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue during Perdue's visit to Fargo on March 9, 2018. Ellingson addressed problems with the Livestock Forage Program. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Eligibility for Livestock Forage Program explained
March 26, 2018 - 7:57am
March 10, 2018
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AgweekTV: ND Ag Tech Pioneer
March 10, 2018 - 8:30am
March 8, 2018
More snow is needed in parts of western North Dakota to lift it out of  "moderate drought."  Forum News Service file photo
Snowfall lifts parts of eastern ND out of drought category, but west still very dry
March 8, 2018 - 5:40pm
March 5, 2018
Kevin Sedivec, North Dakota State University Extension range specialist and director of Central Grasslands Research Extension Center in Streeter, N.D., advises producers not to overgraze pastures already stressed from the 2017 drought. Photo taken Aug. 1, 2017, in Hettinger County, N.D. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Ag producers should prepare for a dry year, even if that's average
March 5, 2018 - 6:57am
February 28, 2018
Kevin Sedivec, rangeland specialist and director of the North Dakota State University Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, warns ranchers against overgrazing during the Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line conference held in Bismarck Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Jessica Holdman / Bismarck Tribune
Researchers warn ranchers against overgrazing in spring
February 28, 2018 - 8:50am
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