Severe drought affecting farmers, crops and livestock

The most affected areas of drought are leaving lasting effects on both crops and livestock.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Severe drought conditions continue to have damaging effects on the agricultural industry. “Ninety-nine percent of the state is currently in drought of which 18 percent is in the most severe or D-4 level which is known as exceptional drought,” North Dakota State University Extension Livestock Environmental Specialist Miranda Meehan said. The most affected areas of drought…

American Crystal Sugar, RRV Grower’s Association Meeting Provides Sugarbeet Industry Update

The sugar company wasn't able to harvest 2,200 of its 390,000

  FARGO, N.D. —┬áMore than 1,200 sugarbeet experts gather at the American Crystal Sugar and Red River Valley Sugarbeet Grower’s joint annual meeting. The weather hasn’t been much of a friend to farmers this year, which has ultimately impacted American Crystal Sugar. The company wasn’t able to harvest 2,200 of its 390,000 acres. “It’s painful for those who had to…