North Dakota Weather: Odds Good for Drought Extending Into 2018

🕔Jan 31, 2018The drought North Dakota experienced in 2017 could continue into 2018, according to Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and professor of climatological practice at North Dakota State University. That may be […]

Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Dealt Blow – DTN

🕔Jan 8, 2018A provision in Idaho’s so-called “ag-gag” law that forbids recording devices on farms and slaughterhouses without the owner’s consent was struck down on Thursday.   A three-judge panel of the U.S. […]

USDA Invests $30Mln in High-Priority Watersheds to Improve Water Quality

🕔Dec 21, 2017USDA will add 30 new watersheds in 2018 to its premiere water quality initiative, which helps landowners improve water quality while strengthening agricultural operations. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

🕔Nov 14, 2017An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought […]

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

🕔Oct 10, 2017Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse […]

Montana: 4 Counties Added to Drought Disaster List

🕔Sep 5, 2017In response to a request from Amy Webbink, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Carter, Chouteau, Hill and Powder […]

South Dakota: Butte County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

🕔Aug 29, 2017In 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 Butte County in South […]

Wheat Harvest: Midwest, Plains Drought Harms Yield and Quality – DTN

🕔Aug 22, 2017As the U.S. spring wheat harvest nears the halfway point, producers from around the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains are reporting a wide range of yields, protein levels and grain […]

Grain Market: Minneapolis Wheat Prices Have Been on a Wild Ride – DTN

🕔Aug 2, 2017Heading into August, we have had plenty to talk about in grains this year. But the king of price moves so far has been Minneapolis wheat, where drought in the […]

Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

🕔Jul 31, 2017Last week, Billings Gazette writer Tom Lutey reported that, “The life had been fading from Grant Zerbe’s stunted chickpeas for the better part of a month, and now drought’s hot […]

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