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NEED HELP?

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.

Learn more about dealing with farm & ranch stress

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 - Jan. 26, 2023

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 79% of the state (no change in coverage since two weeks ago) is in drought (at least in D1), making 576,918 ND citizens vulnerable to drought (Slide 2). Also, the same map indicates that 9% of the state is in the Severe Drought (D2) category (An eight percent improvement in coverage since two weeks ago.)
  • This week, the Drought Severity and Coverage Index (DSCI) value is 188 (An eight-point decrease compared to last time) (Slide 4).

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Ranch Drought Management Videos

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