It’s a busy time year. Farmers and planting this years crop, cattlemen are wrapping up calving and ag retailers are working overtime. During this hustle and bustle, there is one concern that remains top of mind; that’s drought. “Each farm or ranch’s situation is different,” says Doug Goehring, commissioner, North Dakota Department of Agriculture. “The one thing I do know, though, is that farmers and ranchers are concerned. They’re wringing their hands and you can tell there is tension and anxiety.” Poor cattle prices, on top of drought conditions, are also adding insult to injury. “No one wants to disperse their entire herd. If livestock start leaving the state, that’s wealth generation that no longer exists in North Dakota.” In response, the Department of Agriculture has made a number of resources available, including reactivating the Drought Hotline and the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Assistance Program. Goehring has more in this Red River Farm Network interview.