Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux met with livestock groups in Bismarck on Friday. This is the second time in two months that Ducheneaux has been in North Dakota, talking with farmers and ranchers about drought and the impact it is leaving. Additional drought assistance has been secured for livestock producers via the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program. “We all know that ranchers are having to secure feed sources further away from home,” said Jeff Schafer, president, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. “The application is still in the making, but they (FSA) wants to get the money out there as soon as possible.” Schafer, who farms and ranches at New Rockford, says things are looking more optimistic in his area this fall. The grass is a little bit greener, and the feed wagon is final parked. Listen to the story.