Hot, dry weather affecting ND crops, pasturesHot, dry weather in North Dakota is hurting crops and grazing land in North Dakota.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hot, dry weather in North Dakota is hurting crops and grazing land in North Dakota.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that most crop conditions have declined over the week. But the heat also has accelerated the maturity of crops, and the harvest of small grains is ahead of the average pace.
The report says about one-third of the pasture and range land in North Dakota is in poor or very poor condition, and 39 percent of the hay crop is in those categories. Stockwater supplies are 40 percent short or very short.