STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Another good, green summer?
I talked this afternoon with an ag producer in western North Dakota. I asked about recent rains and how crops and pastures in his area are shaping up.
There was joy in his voice as he talked about th... Posted on 6/5/15 at 4:26 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Where Does the Water Come From?
When it rains here in the Northern Plains, where does the moisture that makes the rain come from? Actually, there is enough moisture in the air for rain most of the time. Storm systems tend to make th... Posted on 6/19/14 at 10:45 PM
Dan Webster and other farmers in the waterlogged Devils Lake (N.D.) Basin haven’t had much to celebrate in recent years. But their area generally has avoided heavy snows so far this winter, and that’s raising hopes for timely planting this spring.
The moisture seems to be just about right this year for farmers and ranchers throughout the area putting most crops near or ahead of average in development, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture North Dakota Field Office.
North Dakota’s corn harvest remains well behind schedule, but recent dry weather has helped farmers make progress.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the high moisture level of grain across the state combined with the limited capacity of grain dryers has slowed the harvest.
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