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June 26, 2017
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
FT. PIERRE, S.D. — Central South Dakota has had a bit of a rain revival, but many areas have back-slid into drought. Brothers Pete and...
June 26, 2017 - 6:54am
June 22, 2017
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
BISMARCK, N.D. — Parts of North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota now are considered in extreme drought. Extreme drought is the second-worst...
June 22, 2017 - 1:26pm
June 12, 2017
Two-day event in Willmar yields 147,750 meals for Feed My Starving Children
WILLMAR — It was hot Friday afternoon in the Willmar Middle School gym and many of the 165 volunteers had not eaten or even had a drink...
June 12, 2017 - 6:36am
June 8, 2017
Drought conditions lead to herd trimming across region
RICHARDTON, N.D. — As drought spreads across the upper Great Plains, some cattle producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana are...
June 8, 2017 - 2:18pm
February 27, 2017
SD ranchers stretch feed to finish out winter
FAULKTON, S.D. — Ranchers in parts of the Northern Plains face challenges caused by a combination of a drought last summer and a hard-hitting...
February 27, 2017 - 11:15am
April 3, 2015
Dozens of wildfires keep crews busy in northern Minnesota, into North Dakota
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Tinder-dry conditions and winds gusting in excess of 50 mph fueled dozens of wildfires across northern Minnesota, although...
April 3, 2015 - 7:12am
September 5, 2013
Drought Monitor shows drought deepening in central Minn.
WILLMAR — The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows that the driest portion of Minnesota is in the central portion of the state, including Kandiyohi County. The northern two-thirds of Kandiyohi County, along with portions of Swift, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright...
September 5, 2013 - 10:49pm
Drought deepens in central Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The late-summer drought is deepening in central Minnesota, according to data released Thursday. The new U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that several counties in central Minnesota are now in a severe drought. The area makes up nearly 5 percent of the state,...
September 5, 2013 - 10:14am
August 29, 2013
Drought spreads in U.S. Midwest, Iowa suffering: Drought Monitor
(Reuters) - Abnormally dry conditions and pockets of moderate drought have spread over parts of the U.S. Midwest in the past week, including in the key crop state of Iowa, according to a report issued on Thursday. The U.S. Drought Monitor, issued weekly by state and federal climate...
August 29, 2013 - 1:00pm
August 22, 2013
Drought making comeback in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Drought is making a comeback in Minnesota. Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a new area of moderate drought centered on Carlton and northern Pine counties in eastern Minnesota. Farmers there have been struggling with stressed crops and...
August 22, 2013 - 11:06am
June 13, 2013
Drought monitor still shows drought conditions, may have helped spring planting
WILLMAR -- Even with the numerous heavy wet snows in April and May and seemingly abundant rainfall, west central Minnesota is still in a moderate...
June 13, 2013 - 11:39pm
April 15, 2013
West Central Minnesota cattle producers’ profit margins taking a big hit
NEW LONDON — Drought and high feed prices are cutting into the profit margin for cattle producers like Gary and Kathy Stai of New London. The...
April 15, 2013 - 11:21pm
January 18, 2013
Federal Reserve: Farm income may drop in 2013
OMAHA - The Federal Reserve predicts U.S. farm income could decline in 2013, but it depends upon how long the drought continues. Roughly two-thirds of the nation has been in a severe drought since last summer. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., said Thursday that if it...
January 18, 2013 - 9:06am
January 13, 2013
Better growing season ahead? More precip expected in 2013
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The Northern Plains likely will see more rain this spring and early summer than it did in the same period last year, according...
January 13, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
Drought cut corn crop by about one-fourth
DES MOINES, Iowa — For farmers like Earl Williams, last year couldn’t have started out better or ended much worse as a warm, sunny spring...
January 11, 2013 - 9:54pm