West of Garrison, North Dakota, Lance Zimmerman is attempting to plant canola, but dry conditions make it challenging. “Clumpy soils are an understatement. Disc drills are getting the crop in the ground, but we’re struggling to cover because the ground is so hard.” The last time the area got meaningful moisture was June 2020. McLean County North Dakota started the year in D2 severe drought conditions and in mid-March, that shifted to D3 extreme drought. “There is a prevent plant option for drought; it’s not much and no one wants to farm for insurance, but there comes a point when you have to be realistic. We’ve been telling ourselves since January we’ve got plenty of time to get moisture, but now it’s May and crunch time.” Hear the story.