Drought conditions are persisting across North Dakota, with 93 percent of the state in severe or extreme drought. That’s why Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has reactivated the Drought Hotline and, which was first made available in 2017. Ranchers who need hay, are selling hay or with pastureland or hayland to rent should contact the Agriculture Department. An interactive hay map is also up and running. “The map is an effort to make the Drought Hotline information more easily accessible to the public,” Goehring said. “We strongly encourage anyone who fits the criteria of our hotline to continue communicating their needs with us so we can keep the map as accurate and up-to-date as possible.” The hotline is free of charge and available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 701-425-8454. Callers can also leave a message on evenings and weekends.
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