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Extreme heat & drought causes problems for farmers

The plants aren't able to root down enough to absorb the moisture that is down below for as fast as it's evaporating.

WHEATLAND, N.D. (KVRR) — Warm temperatures and the lack of rain is posing some problems for farmers and their crops. “I guess to take care of them and to raise a crop you need to get it planted right and make sure you take care of the weeds and pray for a little bit of rain once in a while,”…

Rain Fall Amounts Evening 5/19 to Morning 5/20

  These are rainfall amounts from the Grand Forks National Weather Service Offices …PRECIPITATION REPORTS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER 2 NE ARGYLE 6.83 IN 0837 AM 05/20 BROADCAST MEDIA 5 N ALVARADO 6.20 IN 0923 AM 05/20 PUBLIC 3 WNW STRANDQUIST 5.50 IN 0847 AM 05/20 BROADCAST MEDIA STRATHCONA 5.00 IN 0837 AM 05/20 BROADCAST MEDIA FLORIAN MN 1 S…

North Dakota Farmers Bureau Talks Policy For Helping Farmers

The conference is also a way for farmers to directly connect with the organization so their voices can be heard when it gets brought to politicians.

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers and ranchers from across North Dakota came to find solutions and ways to save what’s been a historically bad harvest. “For us lots of challenges have been going on and so we are trying to get lots of assistance and we just try to make policies that will help us out in the long run.” For…

Local Farmer Endures Difficult, Wet Harvest Season

He says this fall rain is unlike anything he's seen before

HOPE, N.D. — Tony Richards and his father have been farming for more than 50 years combined. He says the past few haven’t been the smoothest. “Margins are very, very tight, and one hiccup can turn you in from making a couple bucks to losing a lot.” Richards had to overcome more than just a hiccup recently. An unusual combination…

Rain from Friday Night/Saturday Morning 9-20 & 9-21

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND 146 PM CDT SAT SEP 21 2019 …PRECIPITATION ACCUMULATION REPORTS OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER NORTHWOOD 8.73 IN 1005 AM 09/21 PUBLIC NORRIS CAMP MN 7.10 IN 0900 AM 09/21 COOP 3 NW BINFORD 7.00 IN 0905 AM 09/21 PUBLIC 10 W FAUNCE 6.75 IN 1130 AM 09/21 MESONET 2…

Rain Totals for Sun 8/25 and Mon 8/26

…PRECIPITATION REPORTS OVER THE PAST 48 HOURS as of 740 PM CDT MON AUG 26 2019 From the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER 4 N TABOR 3.15 IN 0705 PM 08/26 MESONET MENTOR MN 9 W 3.14 IN 0600 PM 08/26 HADS FLORIAN MN 1 S 2.89 IN 0500 PM 08/26 HADS KARLSTAD MN 2.77…

Rain Reports From the Grand Forks NWS

For Monday July 8th

Rain Reports for Monday July 8th, 2019 HEAVY RAIN REPORTS LOCATION PRECIP TIME/DATE (INCHES) OF OBSERVATION LAT LON MINNESOTA …BECKER COUNTY… DETROIT LAKES 1.69 M 400 AM 07/09 46.81N 95.84W …BELTRAMI COUNTY… BEMIDJI 1.07 M 400 AM 07/09 47.48N 94.88W SAUM 1.37 M 400 AM 07/09 47.97N 94.68W RED LAKE 1.75 M 400 AM 07/09 47.88N 95.02W …BECKER COUNTY… 5…

Despite Rainfall, Parts of North Dakota Remain in Extreme Drought

The northwestern corner of the state is the only area that remains in the two worst categories of drought

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought in western North Dakota has eased significantly over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows a reduction in extreme and exceptional drought from 19 percent to less than 4 percent, due to heavy rains. The northwestern corner of the state is the only area that remains in the two worst categories of drought….

Rainfall Welcomed by North Dakota’s Drought-Stricken Producers

Pasture and range conditions are rated 58 percent poor or very poor

  NORTH DAKOTA — Rainfall over the past week in North Dakota halted or delayed harvest but was welcomed by drought-plagued farmers. The weekly crop report says about half of the topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in the state are still rated short or very short. The harvest of small grains crops including spring wheat, durum wheat and oats is…