Drought Conditions Hitting Farmers and Ranchers Hard Across the Region

A farm in Leonard is suffering from drought conditions

LEONARD, ND — Due to severe drought conditions in portions of the state, North Dakota lawmakers announced farmers and ranchers will receive emergency grazing acres. Drought conditions are affecting nearly a third of North Dakota. That’s a concern for Leonard farmer, Mark Nesemeier. “We have some subtle moisture, but we do have some late planted crops that had trouble coming up…

North Dakota Ag Officials Joining Call for Emergency Action Over Drought Conditions

North Dakota's congressional delegation made the same request earlier this week

  NORTH DAKOTA — Officials are calling on Ag Secretary Perdue to open CRP land for haying and grazing due to widespread drought. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson have joined the call for the emergency action. North Dakota’s congressional delegation made the same request earlier this week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor…

Digging Up Soil Moisture Facts

What Exactly Makes Your Garden Grow

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at what your soil needs in order to be healthy. This will help your garden grow to its fullest potential: Categories: Morning – Features, Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: Ag, Agriculture, air, crops, farming, fertilizer, garden, gardening, nutrients, soil, topsoil, water

From Farmers to Congress: Growers Talk 2018 Farm Bill with Area Politicians

Farmers meet with politicians to make suggestions for the 2018 Farm Bill

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a bill which affects every farmer in the country. The congressional delegation in North Dakota wants to make sure they get it right. The 2018 Farm Bill, which is in the debate stage, acts as a federal safety net for farmers in the U.S. When something bad happens to farmlands, a little extra financial help can…

What is a Hardiness Zone?

Gardening in a Colder Climate

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at what Hardiness Zones are and how they impact people in the Red River Valley: Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: CLIMATE, cold, crop, crops, farming, gardening, growing season, hardiness, hardiness zone, usda, weather, ZONE

U.S. Ag Department Expects Soybean Crops at Record Level in North Dakota

A survey found that farmers are planting more soybeans than ever in North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S Agriculture Department says soybeans are expected to be planted at a record high level in North Dakota. A recent survey found that more farmers are investing in the crop that’s in high demand. “This will really be a turning point year,” said Peter Lovas, of Lovas Farms in Hillsboro. According to a survey done by…