drought

Gov. Walz Says Financial Relief Could Be Coming For Drought Stricken Producers

REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz got an earful at Farmfest in Redwood County from farmers and ranchers seeking drought relief. Most of the state is in a severe or extreme drought. Agriculture officials say livestock and specialty crop farmers are hardest hit because their insurance generally covers less than corn and soybean farmers. Walz and Democratic House Speaker…

Rep. Michelle Fischbach tours Clay County farm amid drought

BARNESVILLE, Minn. (KVRR) – Rep. Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota’s 7th District visited a Clay County farm Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the challenges farmers are facing during the drought. Four miles outside of Barnesville, brothers Jake and Nathan Thompson operate Four Hill Farms, Inc. “It’s a challenge. Where we’re at here now is probably as good in the…

West Fargo Mandatory But Non-Enforceable Water Restrictions Begin Tuesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is following the lead of Fargo and Moorhead by implementing water restrictions. Starting tomorrow the city will enact mandatory but non-enforceable odd/even outdoor water use restrictions. There are no restrictions on essential water uses such as shower, laundry or toilet usage. The city is entering Phase 2 of its drought response.   Categories: Local News,…

Pipeline would pump river water across North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota officials are promoting a decades-long idea of pumping Missouri River water across the state to central and eastern North Dakota to combat future drought conditions. A groundbreaking is planned Tuesday near Carrington to mark the start of pipeline construction for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. It’s a more than $1 billion project that…

Fargo To Enact Mandatory Water Restrictions As Drought Persists

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is enacting mandatory odd/even outdoor water restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 27. People with an odd-numbered address may use water as normal on odd-numbered dates and vice versa. There are no restrictions on essential water uses like showers and laundry. Fargo will remain in this latest drought response phase until further action is taken…

Barnesville calls for water restrictions immediately

BARNESVILLE, MN (KVRR) —  Effective immediately the City of Barnesville implemented Stage 3 water restrictions. Restrictions include: • No lawn watering; except for yards sodded or seeded this year • Trees, shrubs and gardens may be watered using handheld devices only from 6:00-9:00 am and 7:00-10:00 pm; following Odd-Even Rule, on even numbered days, even numbered homes and on odd…

USDA Authorizes Emergency Crop Insurance Procedures During Severe Drought

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized emergency procedures and issued new flexibilities for crop insurance providers to help ensure quick and fair adjustments and payments to producers. It comes as they weather severe drought conditions. USDA is allowing insurance companies to accept delayed notices of loss in certain situations. They are also simplifying paperwork requirements for filing…