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Press Photo by John Odermann Several ranchers in southwestern North Dakota struggled to reach their hay over the last couple days as it was blocked by snow following Monday's storm.

Ranchers struggle to reach hay

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Drought conditions throughout southwestern North Dakota made last summer tough for ranchers and winter hasn't proved to be much easier.

And with heavy snowfall this week ranchers have found it difficult to reach their already low hay supplies.

Tom Silbernagel, Ag mediation service administrator for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture said they have fielded several calls this week from concerned producers asking for help.

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