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NDSU Extension develops and updates resources to help farmers and ranchers cope with drought conditions. Contact your NDSU Extension county office if you have questions or want additional information.

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RELIEF PROGRAMS

There are a number of government programs available to provide relief to ag producers impacted by the drought.

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LATEST CONDITIONS

Latest Report - Dec. 1, 2022

F. Adnan Akyüz, Ph.D.
Professor of Climatological Practice
North Dakota State Climatologist

Summary

  • Based on the Drought Monitor map published this morning, at least 87% of the state (The same coverage as the last week) is in drought (at least in D1), making 564,854 ND citizens vulnerable to drought (Slide 2). Also, the same map indicates more than 28% of the state is in the Severe Drought (D2) category (the same coverage as the last week.)
  • This week, the Drought Severity and Coverage Index (DSCI) value is 216 (no change compared to last week) (Slide 4). The last time the state was in a drought of this intensity was November 23, 2021.

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