National Drought Mitigation Center

National Drought Mitigation Center
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Summer of searing drought, reduced forage, hay supplies in North Dakota
10/6/2021 4:30:31 PM

Business & Industry
Plants & Wildlife
North Dakota
McHenry County, ND
Pierce County, ND
Rugby, ND
Ramsey County, ND
Devils Lake, ND

Start Date: 1/1/2021 - End Date: 10/6/2021
Drought in North Dakota has been so harsh that it has been compared to the Dust Bowl and 1988. Forage production was poor, due to drought and intense heat, leaving ranchers looking ahead to winter, wondering how to feed the livestock. Auction barns have been busy. This year ranchers have already sold nearly 25% more cattle than last year, according to the North Dakota Stockmen's Association. NPR (Washington, D.C.), Oct. 6, 2021