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May 21, 2018
The spread of soybean production into southwestern North Dakota has been slow but has increased in recent years. Erin Brown / Grand Vale Creative
Soybeans spread to southwestern ND
May 21, 2018 - 7:01am
Darrick Frank plants a field near Shields, N.D., on May 15, 2018. Planting is a little behind in southwestern North Dakota after a slow warm up, but some mid-May rain has producers hoping for recovery from the 2017 drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Drought effects improve in southwest ND
May 21, 2018 - 6:45am
May 14, 2018
Jenny Schlecht
It's amazing what a little rain can do for the land and the spirit
May 14, 2018 - 7:02am
April 10, 2018
Congress has passed legislation raising funding for livestock disaster programs making more money available for ranchers affected by the 2017 drought. Above, cattle are seen at Kist Livestock in Mandan, N.D.,  on Tuesday, April 10. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Funding cap lifted on federal livestock disaster assistance
April 10, 2018 - 7:22pm
April 5, 2018
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Senior Climatologist Kenneth Blumenfeld talks about climate change, history and projections with his “Climate Chaos in Minnesota” presentation at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday, April 4. (Steve Kohls / Forum News Service)play button
'Warmer,' 'wetter,' 'extreme rainfall' trending in Minnesota: Climate change presentation at CLC raises concerns
April 5, 2018 - 3:24pm
Kevin Sedivec, North Dakota State University Extension range specialist and director of Central Grasslands Research Extension Center in Streeter, N.D., advises producers not to overgraze pastures already stressed from the 2017 drought. Photo taken Aug. 1, 2017, in Hettinger County, N.D. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Ag producers should prepare for a dry year, even if that's average
March 5, 2018 - 6:57am
September 25, 2017
Hay is baled on Conservation Reserve Program land in rural Grand Forks county on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
CRP haying bridges regional divide
September 25, 2017 - 6:17am
September 10, 2017
Firefighters work on the Sartin Draw Fire in southeastern Montana. (BLM photo)
MT expands hay lottery as drought, fire situation worsen
September 10, 2017 - 2:49pm
August 24, 2017
NDSU professor Harlene Hatterman-Valenti talks about her current potato-related research during the annual Irrigated Potato Day tour held at the Forest River Hutterite colony near Inkster, N.D. on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Nick Nelson/Agweek
Potatoes look good in ND, Minn. as crops avoid drought, deluges
August 24, 2017 - 6:37pm
August 21, 2017
Jonathan Knutson
'Lip service' to soil health?
August 21, 2017 - 5:05am
August 18, 2017
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Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
August 18, 2017 - 4:56pm
August 13, 2017
Fighting drought and flood with soil health
August 13, 2017 - 4:51pm
August 7, 2017
These forlorn corn fields tell a story of the harshness of this drought season. These little green shoots should be much taller by this time of year, according to farmer Rodney Rebel. (Iain Woessner/The Dickinson Press)
Farm Rescue comes to aid of hay-starved ranches in western ND
August 7, 2017 - 8:20pm
August 3, 2017
U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan, left, and Tim Walz of Minnesota talk Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, during a U.S. House Agriculture Committee listeniing session at Farmfest. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'A safety net for rural America': Minn., N.D. reps hear from farmers on aid, new farm bill
August 3, 2017 - 7:42pm
July 24, 2017
Kelly Benson, a chemist in the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory campus, prepares forage samples for nitrate testing. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Testing times: Drought means watching forage, water
July 24, 2017 - 6:57am