It appears, according to some observers, that the frost has come out of the ground a little faster than expected, and much faster than a year ago, when rock-hard soil saturated and frozen, contributed to the flooding up and down the Red River Valley.
David Matejcek is afraid he’ll have to buy hay this fall to feed his 110 head of cattle. Even after taking about 300 acres of land out of the federal Conservation Reserve Program when the contract expired, the farmer from the western Walsh County town of Lawton, N.D., doesn’t think he’ll have enough of a hay crop to feed his herd.
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