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April 10, 2018
Congress has passed legislation raising funding for livestock disaster programs making more money available for ranchers affected by the 2017 drought. Above, cattle are seen at Kist Livestock in Mandan, N.D.,  on Tuesday, April 10. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Funding cap lifted on federal livestock disaster assistance
April 10, 2018 - 7:22pm
March 26, 2018
Julie Ellingson, far right, executive vice president of the North Dakota Stockmen's Association, was the first ag group representative to address U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue during Perdue's visit to Fargo on March 9, 2018. Ellingson addressed problems with the Livestock Forage Program. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Eligibility for Livestock Forage Program explained
March 26, 2018 - 7:57am
March 10, 2018
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AgweekTV: ND Ag Tech Pioneer
March 10, 2018 - 8:30am
March 8, 2018
More snow is needed in parts of western North Dakota to lift it out of  "moderate drought."  Forum News Service file photo
Snowfall lifts parts of eastern ND out of drought category, but west still very dry
March 8, 2018 - 5:40pm
March 5, 2018
Kevin Sedivec, North Dakota State University Extension range specialist and director of Central Grasslands Research Extension Center in Streeter, N.D., advises producers not to overgraze pastures already stressed from the 2017 drought. Photo taken Aug. 1, 2017, in Hettinger County, N.D. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Ag producers should prepare for a dry year, even if that's average
March 5, 2018 - 6:57am
February 28, 2018
Kevin Sedivec, rangeland specialist and director of the North Dakota State University Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, warns ranchers against overgrazing during the Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line conference held in Bismarck Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Jessica Holdman / Bismarck Tribune
Researchers warn ranchers against overgrazing in spring
February 28, 2018 - 8:50am
February 27, 2018
Daryl Ritchison, WDAY Special to The Forum
ND weather crystal ball: 2018 precipitation predicted to be near average
February 27, 2018 - 9:14pm
February 10, 2018
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AgweekTV: Minnesota millennial farmer
February 10, 2018 - 9:42am
February 7, 2018
A lack of snow cover this winter as shown in a corn stubble field north of Bismarck is an example of the possible continuation of last year's drought in North Dakota. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
Outlook: Drought may continue in parts of ND
February 7, 2018 - 9:27pm
February 5, 2018
A pedestrian braves the elements while walking to North Dakota State University on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Fargo. David Samson / Forum News Service
Farmers 'wait and see' as dry conditions could persist into spring
February 5, 2018 - 9:38pm
January 20, 2018


The most recent Drought Monitor Map shows most of North Dakota as abnormally dry. Stutsman County has been in this classification since May of 2017. Map Courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture
Abnormally dry conditions continue in ND
January 20, 2018 - 6:56am
December 24, 2017
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum meets with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday to discuss the 2017 legislative session. photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Budgets, murder top list of ND stories in 2017
December 24, 2017 - 7:20am
December 14, 2017

Areas of golf courses were watered and kept green for golfers, like Curt Mogck, playing at Hillcrest in Jamestown this past summer. The fairways were drying up from the lack of moisture in the region. Reports indicate the region had the 10th driest year on record. John M. Steiner / The Sun
10th driest year 45 inches of snow needed to replenish moisture
December 14, 2017 - 7:02am
November 17, 2017
Cattle graze in Morton County, N.D., on Aug. 1, 2017. The area is among a portion of the state in exceptional drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
ND drought in holding pattern
November 17, 2017 - 4:39pm
November 11, 2017
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November 11, 2017 - 8:30am
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