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Drought could have lasting impacts


Posted 7/25/17 (Tue)

Drought could have lasting impacts

By Marcus White

North Dakota State University Extension held a seminar Wednesday last week at the Halverson Farm, south of Tioga, to address farming and ranching concerns amid the ongoing drought across the state.

“It’s been interesting,” said T.J. Halverson. “There is a lot less availability for forage for summer and grazing.”

Halverson added his area was seeing a 50-70 percent decrease in the amount of hay available. That, he said, could have an impact on food supplies through the winter.

The situation in Divide County is much worse, with some farms and ranches seeing as much as 80 percent less hay than in years prior.

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