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Published August 14, 2012, 05:07 PM

Agricultural drought emergency declared in N.D.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared an agricultural drought emergency because of drought conditions in 50 counties, as well as five Indian reservations, in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared an agricultural drought emergency because of drought conditions in 50 counties, as well as five Indian reservations, in North Dakota.

The declaration requires state agencies to prepare drought response support services.

The U.S. Drought Monitor Index shows that 87 percent of North Dakota is experiencing drought conditions and portions of 20 counties are classified as suffering from severe drought.

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