Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 8:00pm

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

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.