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N.D. Declares Drought Emergency

Posted by feww on August 15, 2012

87 percent of ND experiencing drought conditions

Gov. Dalrymple’s drought emergency declaration includes 49 of the state’s 52 counties and the five Indian reservations.

“We are seeing significant crop losses, both in yield and quality,” said Dalrymple. “Drought conditions also have reduced hay and other livestock feed sources and will contribute to water supply shortages.”


Map of the Agricultural Weather Assessments for U.S. Corn Conditions for the week ending August 4, 2012. Source: USDA

  • As of August 7, 2012 portions of 20 ND counties were experiencing severe drought condition.
  • According to USDA Crop Progress, as of August 12  30 percent of the pasture and range in the state was in poor condition and a further 13 percent listed as being in very poor condition.
  • “Durum wheat development was listed at 28 percent across the state, significantly lower than the last four-year average of 56 percent,” said a report.

Related Links

Corn Progress

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