Wet spring should turn into an agreeable summer, but forecasters are watching jet stream
Emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana impacted by drought.
It’s so hot and dry in northern parts of the U.S. that cattle ranchers are frantically selling off animals to trim their herds as hay crops and pasturelands wither.
North Dakota drought worrying crop and livestock producers
Already short on hay and forage after a hard winter, ranchers in North and South Dakota are continuing to reduce herds in response to severe drought conditions.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R-SD) has declared a statewide emergency because of the ongoing drought conditions in his state.
Showers have brought some relief to South Dakota farmers, but much of the state remains dry.
Extreme drought conditions throughout the Northern Plains have led to a shortage of hay and pasture
Dryness is intensifying in the northern Plains, and cattlemen and grain markets are responding.
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the Dakotas are experiencing drought conditions that experts say are harming farmers and cattle producers.
After a turbulent start to the 2017 growing season, it could be relatively smooth sailing moving forward.
Funds wasted on service providers, pricey feed, farmers say.
This past week when discussing the eastern corn belt's weather, a farmer told me that I just didn't understand how bad it was in his area. Maybe, but I think by not living there it was actually easier to gain perspective. By looking at weather maps, rain fall totals, and average yields in his area compared to surrounding counties, states and regions I determined the issues he was suffering from were largely isolated to a very small area that didn't produce enough corn for the market to really notice (at least not yet).