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Kelly Benson, a chemist in the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory campus, prepares forage samples for nitrate testing. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Testing times: Drought means watching forage, water
1 hour 22 min ago
July 12, 2017
Riley Schriefer, left, asks a question of Gov. Doug Burgum at town hall meeting Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Golden Valley. Schriefer, a Golden Valley rancher, asked about grazing and haying in wildlife management areas in the open forum meeting that attracted nearly 100 people from drought stricken areas in North Dakota. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Farmers, ranchers tell Burgum hay next to nothing in western ND
July 12, 2017 - 8:52pm
July 6, 2017
Forum News Service file photo of the afternoon sun shining on a wheat field along Highway 81 south of Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
Extreme heat broils the Dakotas and Montana, flash drought takes toll on wheat crop
July 6, 2017 - 1:30pm
June 26, 2017
Field peas had three or four pods and peas in them in mid-June. Farmer Pete Severson of Onida, S.D., wondered if rains would produce more blossoms on for better production. Photo taken June 13, 2017, near Onida, S.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
June 26, 2017 - 6:54am
June 22, 2017
Cattle graze in Morton County, N.D., on June 20, 2017. Pastures in western North Dakota are showing the effects of a spreading and worsening drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
June 22, 2017 - 1:26pm
June 12, 2017
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Zuber Abi, 6, helps pour grains into packages Friday at Willmar Middle School during a project to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children. play button
Two-day event in Willmar yields 147,750 meals for Feed My Starving Children
June 12, 2017 - 6:36am
June 8, 2017
Most parts of this hay field outside of Richardton, N.D., hasn't grown enough to cut by June 5, 2017. All of North Dakota and large areas of South Dakota and Montana are abnormally dry or in drought conditions, leading ranchers to sell off cattle to make up for low feed supplies. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Drought conditions lead to herd trimming across region
June 8, 2017 - 2:18pm
February 27, 2017
A dry summer in parts of South Dakota resulted in a low hay supply this winter, causing challenges for Troy Hadrick and other ranchers. (Submitted by Troy Hadrick)
SD ranchers stretch feed to finish out winter
February 27, 2017 - 11:15am
April 3, 2015
A Duluth firefighter uses a hose to control a grass fire on Arrowhead Road in Duluth on Thursday afternoon, April 2, 2015. Red flag warnings were in effect for much of the Northland due to high winds and low humidity in the area. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Dozens of wildfires keep crews busy in northern Minnesota, into North Dakota
April 3, 2015 - 7:12am
September 5, 2013
Drought Monitor shows drought deepening in central Minn.
September 5, 2013 - 10:49pm
Drought deepens in central Minnesota
September 5, 2013 - 10:14am
August 29, 2013
Drought spreads in U.S. Midwest, Iowa suffering: Drought Monitor
August 29, 2013 - 1:00pm
August 22, 2013
Drought making comeback in Minnesota
August 22, 2013 - 11:06am
June 13, 2013
Farm fields north of Willmar along Kandiyohi County Road 41 Thursday show signs of early growth of corn sprouts.
Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Drought monitor still shows drought conditions, may have helped spring planting
June 13, 2013 - 11:39pm
April 15, 2013
Angus cattle producer Gary Stai feeds a couple of heifers at his livestock farm near the south shore of Lake Andrew, west of New London. High grain prices for feed have reduced the profit margin for livestock producers like Stai. Tribune photo by David Little
West Central Minnesota cattle producers’ profit margins taking a big hit
April 15, 2013 - 11:21pm
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