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USDA forecast reflects severe crop damage in Dakotas
7/13/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
AFFECTED AREAS:
North Dakota
Adams County, ND
Barnes County, ND
Benson County, ND
Billings County, ND
Bottineau County, ND
Bowman County, ND
Burke County, ND
Burleigh County, ND
Cass County, ND
Cavalier County, ND
Dickey County, ND
Divide County, ND
Dunn County, ND
Eddy County, ND
Emmons County, ND
Foster County, ND
Golden Valley County, ND
Grand Forks County, ND
Grant County, ND
Griggs County, ND
Hettinger County, ND
Kidder County, ND
LaMoure County, ND
Logan County, ND
McHenry County, ND
McIntosh County, ND
McKenzie County, ND
McLean County, ND
Mercer County, ND
Morton County, ND
Mountrail County, ND
Nelson County, ND
Oliver County, ND
Pembina County, ND
Pierce County, ND
Ramsey County, ND
Ransom County, ND
Renville County, ND
Richland County, ND
Rolette County, ND
Sargent County, ND
Sheridan County, ND
Sioux County, ND
Slope County, ND
Stark County, ND
Steele County, ND
Stutsman County, ND
Towner County, ND
Traill County, ND
Walsh County, ND
Ward County, ND
Wells County, ND
Williams County, ND
South Dakota
Aurora County, SD
Beadle County, SD
Bennett County, SD
Bon Homme County, SD
Brookings County, SD
Brown County, SD
Brule County, SD
Buffalo County, SD
Butte County, SD
Campbell County, SD
Charles Mix County, SD
Clark County, SD
Clay County, SD
Codington County, SD
Corson County, SD
Custer County, SD
Davison County, SD
Day County, SD
Deuel County, SD
Dewey County, SD
Douglas County, SD
Edmunds County, SD
Fall River County, SD
Faulk County, SD
Grant County, SD
Gregory County, SD
Haakon County, SD
Hamlin County, SD
Hand County, SD
Hanson County, SD
Harding County, SD
Hughes County, SD
Hutchinson County, SD
Hyde County, SD
Jackson County, SD
Jerauld County, SD
Jones County, SD
Kingsbury County, SD
Lake County, SD
Lawrence County, SD
Lincoln County, SD
Lyman County, SD
Marshall County, SD
McCook County, SD
McPherson County, SD
Meade County, SD
Mellette County, SD
Miner County, SD
Minnehaha County, SD
Moody County, SD
Pennington County, SD
Perkins County, SD
Potter County, SD
Roberts County, SD
Sanborn County, SD
Shannon County, SD
Spink County, SD
Stanley County, SD
Sully County, SD
Todd County, SD
Tripp County, SD
Turner County, SD
Union County, SD
Walworth County, SD
Yankton County, SD
Ziebach County, SD

Start Date: 7/12/2017 -  
Drought harmed North Dakota agriculture to the extent that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s forecast for the spring wheat crop is 196 million bushels, 27 percent less than in 2016. Oat production will likely be 30 percent lower, barley production may be down 47 percent, durum wheat down 50 percent and winter wheat down 74 percent. Crop production is expected to be significantly lower in South Dakota also. The winter wheat crop is forecast to total 28 million bushels, 56 percent lower than in 2016. The spring wheat crop may yield 32 million bushels, down 32 percent, and oat production will likely be down 30 percent to 6.3 million bushels. seattlepi.com (Wash.), July 12, 2017
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