In western North Dakota at Manning, rancher Weston Dvorak received much needed rain this past two weekends with the final total coming in at over three inches. “Usually we turn out (the cow herd) to an early spring pasture around May 1, but at that time everything was still completely brown. So, we kept on feeding the cows. Last week, we were finally able to cows out on green grass and save on our hay supplies.” Dvorak’s words of encouragement to ranchers who may or may not have got rain are to ‘hang in there.’ “This (ranching) is what we do. We’ve been through this before, maybe not to this extreme, but everyday we move forward means we’re one day closer to the next rain.” Listen to the Red River Farm Network interview with Dvorak.