Drought is a reality for many farmers and ranchers this year. 90-year-old rancher C. Wayne Vance, who lives at Ray, North Dakota, has been through these conditions before. “In 1961 we were really dry and hardly raised a crop,” says Vance. “Then 1962 came along and it did finally rain. There is still hope; it will rain one of these days.” To still be ranching at 90, Vance certainly enjoys his job. His advice for young ranchers battling drought conditions is to keep your chin up. “It’s been a tough year ever since COVID hit, but you have to keep going.” Vance shares his story in the latest TransFARMation podcast. Listen now.
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