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Drought Outlook: Improvements  Expected for Eastern Dakotas, Southern Plains

Drought Outlook: Improvements Expected for Eastern Dakotas, Southern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jul 20, 2017

The latest ENSO Advisory favors ENSO-neutral conditions into the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18 (50-55% chance). In addition, this period (summer into fall) is notoriously difficult to predict due to variable summertime convection and the wild card Atlantic hurricane season. Furthermore,

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Drought Monitor: Extreme Heat, Dryness Continue to Ravage Northern Plains

Drought Monitor: Extreme Heat, Dryness Continue to Ravage Northern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Heim, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Summary An upper-level ridge of high pressure dominated the western contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. The ridge inhibited precipitation and kept temperatures warmer than normal across much of the West. Weekly mean temperatures were as

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Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected

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North Dakota: 4 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

North Dakota: 4 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In response to a request from Brian Haugen, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in North Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Dickey, Kidder, McHenry and Sheridan counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas

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South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Faulk, Hyde and Sully counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due

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North Dakota Drought: Possible Grain Seed Shortage Coming

North Dakota Drought: Possible Grain Seed Shortage Coming

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Farmers should be mindful of escalating drought conditions and the outlook for seed supplies for 2018 planting, says Ken Bertsch, North Dakota’s state seed commissioner. North Dakota State Seed Department personnel are taking calls on a daily basis from farmers

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North Dakota Drought: 75% of State Suffers – Yield Estimates Falling – DTN

North Dakota Drought: 75% of State Suffers – Yield Estimates Falling – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Jul 18, 2017

In my first drought story earlier in June, much of the focus was on the poor condition of the wheat and durum crops. While that is still the case, with both of those crops in worse shape since then, the

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Virginia Field Reports: Crops Showing Stress from Hot, Dry Conditions

Virginia Field Reports: Crops Showing Stress from Hot, Dry Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 16, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Hot and dry week.

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Drought in High Plains – ‘Simple Survival’ a Goal for Some

Drought in High Plains – ‘Simple Survival’ a Goal for Some

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 17, 2017

Associated Press writer Blake Nicholson reported on Saturday that, “Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle. Some longtime farmers

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Drought Monitor: Dry, Hot Conditions Continue Across Western U.S., High Plains

Drought Monitor: Dry, Hot Conditions Continue Across Western U.S., High Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw hot and dry conditions persist across the western U.S as a ridge of high pressure anchored over the region exacerbated drought conditions in eastern Montana as well as elevating fire danger across the

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