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Native pasture not growing, producer making plans to liquidate cattle in Morton County, North Dakota
7/12/2017 5:03:55 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Morton County, ND

Start Date: 1/15/2017 - End Date: 7/12/2017
Hello! I live 15 miles west/northwest of Mandan, North Dakota. We have received roughly 0.70" of moisture since April 1, 2017. Driest I have seen it. Due to the winter weather and dry spring, the native pasture did not grow this year. Making plans to liquidate cattle. Surface water is drying up and becoming unusable for cattle. Small grains that did grow are being harvested for hay. From Morton County, North Dakota, on July 12, 2017