A large part of western and central portions of North Dakota have experienced dry conditions this growing season. Those areas have received less than 50 percent of normal precipitation since April 1, with extremely dry areas receiving only 20-to-30 percent of normal rainfall. This lack of rainfall is impacting forage production, according to NDSU Extension livestock specialists. By July 1, 80 percent of forage has been produced on most range and pasturelands. Therefore, Extension is encouraging producers to identify trigger dates for making decisions in the event of drought. Learn more here.
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