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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.

Learn more about drought relief programs

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LATEST CONDITIONS

UPDATE

from Adnan Akyuz, Ph.D State Climatologist

May 19, 2022

In Summary:

  • Based on the Drought Monitor map published this morning, 9% of the state (a ten percent improvement since last week) is in drought (at least in D1), making 30,573 ND citizens vulnerable to drought (Slide 2).
  • This week, the Drought Severity and Coverage Index (DSCI) value is 30 (33% improvement compared to last week) (Slide 4).
  • Slides 10 through 12 show select drought agricultural impacts across the state provided by local experts (NDSU Extension County Agents).

See the full report (PowerPoint online) 

See Latest Drought Webinars