The drought is dire in the Hursdfield, North Dakota area. Terry Weckerly says small grains are done. The lack of moisture has row crops behind normal growth. “It’s not been for lack of heat. The roots are trying to find what little moisture they can. Soybeans and corn aren’t as tall as they should be this time of the year.” The row crops are hanging on near Grace City. Justin Topp says the weekend rains perked things up a little. “The rains have been spotty. From the road things look good, but up close, stands look tough.” The crops under irrigation west of Washburn, North Dakota look good, while the dryland fields are suffering due to drought. Clark Price started the pivots earlier than usual. “When it gets hotter in July and August, we need subsoil moisture.” Hear the latest Crop Watch.