Ag Right: Heavy rains good for ducks, bad for farmers
LANGDON, N.D. -- I'm always visiting Langdon, a farm town in northern North Dakota. I'm here again today for two stories that will run in future editions of our magazine.
LANGDON, N.D. - I'm always visiting Langdon, a farm town in northern North Dakota. I’m here again today for two stories that will run in future editions of our magazine.
This has been a tough growing season for farmers in the Langdon area. Heavy and repeated rains - one agriculturalist says he’s had 18 inches since May, as much as he normally receives in an entire year - have hammered crops and fields. As this photo I took shows, ducks are benefitting at farmers’ expense.
Drown-out isn’t the only problem. Many fields are so wet that farmers wonder if they’ll be able to get into their field with combines, swathers and trucks.
Like I said before, I always enjoys visiting Langdon. But I enjoy it less when the weather doesn’t cooperate with farmers.