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Caught in the act

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Caught in the act

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Washed away

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

LEOTA — Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton is in limbo.

“Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his…continue reading on dglobe.com

Holding on till harvest: Crop outlook in SW ND good despite late harvest projections

August 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The same fields that were being harvested on this day last year are lusher today in most parts of southwest North Dakota, and most are just barely showing signs of ripening. Continue Reading

Rain keeping farmers out of fields

June 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Farmers in northeast North Dakota are swamped from heavy spring rains that are the worst Ron Beneda has seen in his 35 years as Extension agent for Cavalier County. Continue Reading

Emergency Commission approves nearly $40 million for flood-related costs

June 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Record-setting rainfall since mid-May has caused an estimated $7.5 million in North Dakota, the commander of the state’s National Guard said Tuesday. Continue Reading

North Dakota oil field is thirsty: 5.4B gallons of water used in 2012

March 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON The oil industry used at least 5.4 billion gallons of water in North Dakota in 2012, a record high and at least a 75 percent increase over 2011, according to preliminary figures from the State Water Commission. Continue Reading

Fire in the fields

September 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Harvest sparks blazes in Little Rock and Hersey Townships
WORTHINGTON Quickly drying corn and soybean fields and farmers working at a fast pace to get the harvest complete, along with low humidity and high winds, equaled a recipe for disaster in a couple of area corn and soybean fields Wednesday afternoon. Continue Reading

150 acres of wheat lost in fire near Mott; fire crews across southwest ND busy responding

July 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dry conditions have led to a number of blazes in the region in the past few weeks and much of southwestern North Dakota was under Red Flag warnings Tuesday. Mott and the Medora area experienced first hand what the dry conditions can do on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Memories of mowing, daydreaming in the field

June 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

It’s just about the time of year when we’d start cutting alfalfa back on the farm. Continue Reading