Dryness has been escalating with the release of the Drought Monitor each week. However, North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Director Daryl Ritchison is not worried yet. “I’ve never seen a Drought Monitor I ever agreed with in my entire weather career.” Ritchison argues droughts do not begin in the winter. “We’re only a half of an inch or one little snow storm away from going back to average.” The timeliness of spring rains is seen as a bigger factor for the ’21 crop. Ritchson was featured in the Premium Ag Solutions Ag Day in Hitterdal, Minnesota.
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