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David Wanner, left, and his son David hosted a stop on the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's annual feedlot tour on June 20, 2017. The Wanners walked attendees around the feedlot, explaining the construction and function of each part. (Jenny Schlecht/Agweek)
ND family's feedlot deals with drought conditions
5 hours 10 min ago
Field peas had three or four pods and peas in them in mid-June. Farmer Pete Severson of Onida, S.D., wondered if rains would produce more blossoms on for better production. Photo taken June 13, 2017, near Onida, S.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
5 hours 25 min ago
June 25, 2017
The Snake Creek pumping station controls the water pumped out of Lake Sakakawea into its smaller sister, Lake Audubon, which, in turn flows water into the McClusky Canal. The Snake Creek Embankment carries four lanes of Highway 83 and could be threatened in a severe drought situation. Lauren Donovan / Bismarck Tribune
Corps' drought plan threatens promised supply of water
June 25, 2017 - 8:03am
June 23, 2017
The USDA released CRP land for emergency grazing in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana Friday. Photo by Ellie Potter/The Dickinson Press
USDA releases CRP land for emergency grazing
June 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Cattle graze in Morton County, N.D., on June 20, 2017. Pastures in western North Dakota are showing the effects of a spreading and worsening drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Burgum declares drought emergency
June 23, 2017 - 9:00am
June 22, 2017
Cattle graze in Morton County, N.D., on June 20, 2017. Pastures in western North Dakota are showing the effects of a spreading and worsening drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
June 22, 2017 - 1:26pm
June 19, 2017
Southwest North Dakota received little much-needed rain this weekend compared with other parts of the state. Photo By Ellie Potter/The Dickinson Press
Weekend rain helps, but dry conditions still worrisome across ND
June 19, 2017 - 9:54pm
June 15, 2017
The June 13, 2017 U.S. Drought Monitor shows increasing drought in North Dakota and the surrounding states.
Rain doesn't slow down drought expansion
June 15, 2017 - 12:31pm
June 12, 2017
State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring (right) visited Janet (left) and L.J. Dohrmann at their ranch Monday afternoon. Photo by Ellie Potter / The Dickinson Press
'Far from a crop': ND ag commissioner looking for input to fight drought
June 12, 2017 - 10:26pm
June 8, 2017
Stockmen's Livestock Exchange had 2,300 cattle Thursday afternoon, an increase from the usual 300 to 500. Photo by Ellie Potter/The Dickinson Press
Drought takes toll: Drastic increase in cattle sales at Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange
June 8, 2017 - 9:24pm
Most parts of this hay field outside of Richardton, N.D., hasn't grown enough to cut by June 5, 2017. All of North Dakota and large areas of South Dakota and Montana are abnormally dry or in drought conditions, leading ranchers to sell off cattle to make up for low feed supplies. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Drought conditions lead to herd trimming across region
June 8, 2017 - 2:18pm
June 6, 2017
Kist yard worker Mike "Gunslinger" Wetsch prepares to tag a group of Charolais cows on Tuesday afternoon, June 6, 2017. With large numbers of cows being sold, it's not unusual for all the pens to be filled at the livestock sales barn in Mandan, N.D. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Drought causing ranchers to sell cattle
June 6, 2017 - 5:05pm
June 5, 2017
Nearly one-quarter of N.D. in moderate drought conditions
June 5, 2017 - 6:00am
June 3, 2017
Nearly one-quarter of N.D. in moderate drought conditions
June 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
February 27, 2017
A dry summer in parts of South Dakota resulted in a low hay supply this winter, causing challenges for Troy Hadrick and other ranchers. (Submitted by Troy Hadrick)
SD ranchers stretch feed to finish out winter
February 27, 2017 - 11:15am
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