Drought Loan Programs Approved for Livestock Producers

The North Dakota Industrial Commission authorized the Bank of North Dakota (BND) to offer two new loan programs that will assist livestock producers impacted by drought during a special meeting held on Sept 13.

Hay Transportation Cost-Share Program Announced

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have announced the availability of an emergency hay transportation program. The $1.5 million grant program will help reimburse a portion of hay transportation expenses to eligible producers impacted by the drought. 

Trucking Donations Needed to Move Hay

BISMARCK – The hay lottery organized by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) N.D. Agricultural Experiment Station is in need of trucking donations.

Severe summer storm disaster declared for three ND counties

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a severe summer storm disaster for Bowman, Dunn and Slope counties and asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for additional time to request a major disaster declaration.

Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration

On August 7th, Gov. Doug Burgum requested a presidential major disaster declaration based on severe drought conditions that continue to plague farmers, ranchers and other residents across much of North Dakota. 

Town hall meeting in Mott with Burgum, Goehring

Multiple state agencies will provide informational resources for farmers, ranchers and other North Dakotans impacted by extreme drought conditions during a town hall meeting Monday, Aug. 7, in Mott, N.D., hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. Burgum and Goehring will address the crowd and take questions starting at around 6 p.m. 

Hay Donations/Lottery Program

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) N.D. Agricultural Experiment Station are working together to provide relief to livestock producers affected by drought. The agencies have set up a location near the NDSU campus in Fargo to accept hay donations, which will then be offered to eligible producers in a hay lottery. Read the full story on the ND Department of Agriculture website.

Drought: Hours of service and weight restriction waivers extended

Gov. Burgum issued an updated Executive Order extending waivers for hours of service and weight limit restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help livestock producers battling drought conditions.