National Drought Mitigation Center

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Barely any hay in Mercer County, North Dakota
7/17/2017 4:24:30 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Mercer County, ND
Golden Valley, ND

Start Date: 7/12/2017 -  
A Mercer County farmer only made 71 hay bales this year amid the drought and heat, whereas he usually made 3,000 to 4,000 bales of hay on his 10,000-acre ranch. He purchased 400 bales and intends to hay land in the Conservation Reserve Program land in the eastern part of the state. He expects to have to sell 150 to 200 cows. Another farmer was only able to gather a little more than half a bale per 100 acres. Duluth News Tribune (Minn.), July 12, 2017