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Burgum Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Flooding from Heavy Rain, Snowstorm

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for the impacts of an October storm that dumped heavy rain and snow on a large swath of the state and caused up to $9.7 million in damage to public infrastructure, according to preliminary assessments.


DEC. 10 Is RMA Notice of Loss Deadline for Farmers

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding farmers with federal crop insurance that Tuesday, Dec. 10 is the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA) deadline for farmers to file their notice of loss with insurers for most spring-planted crops including corn and soybeans.


State Agencies Start Preparing for Potential Spring Flooding after Record Wet Fall in North Dakota

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Officials from nearly a dozen agencies, including the Governor’s Office, Department of Emergency Services (DES) and North Dakota National Guard, began planning efforts today in anticipation of spring flooding after a record wet fall that has produced high river flows and left soils saturated heading into freeze-up.


USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Nov. 15 the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.


Access Restrictions and Prohibited Activities on James River and Pipestem Creek

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

Due to the recent information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, and the Bureau of Reclamation, LaMoure and Stutsman Counties are notifying the public of the anticipated ice conditions this winter and next spring due to continued releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs.


Burgum, Goehrig Thank Perdue for Approving Secretarial Disaster Designation to Help ND Farmers and Ranchers

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

USDA Under Secretary Northey visits ND to see impacts, hear from producers; disaster designation covers 47 of state’s 53 counties

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. (NOV. 8, 2019) – Gov. Doug Burgum and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring today applauded the announcement that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has approved the governor’s request for a secretarial disaster designation for 47 of North Dakota’s 53 counties, making assistance available to farmers and ranchers struggling with the impacts of an early blizzard and abnormally wet fall.


Burgum Waives Restrictions on Hay and Livestock Hauling to Help Producers Impacted by Wet Conditions

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (NOV. 7, 2019) – To help ranchers struggling with abnormally wet conditions for this time of year, Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order waiving hours of service requirements, fees and certain load restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay and livestock.


Burgum Waives Hours of Service for Haulers of Propane, Gasoline and Diesel

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (NOV. 2, 2019) – Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order granting a waiver of hours of service requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting propane, gasoline and diesel fuel to retail suppliers.


Game and Fish: Hunters Use Caution on Roadways

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

With wet conditions abating enough to allow many North Dakota producers to start or continue row crop harvest, the State Game and Fish Department reminds hunters to avoid parking along roadways or field approaches where vehicles could block travel by farm machinery.


Department of Agriculture: Programs That May Assist Farmers and Ranchers Now

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that farmers and ranchers may be eligible for certain federal programs even before a secretarial designation is in place.


NDSU Extension: Ag Producers Income Tax Management Program Set for Nov. 15

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

A tax management program will be offered to ag producers and tax preparers from 9 a.m. to noon CST on Nov. 15 at nine interactive video sites in North Dakota.


Water Commission Announces Flood Data Viewer - North Dakota Risk Assessment Mapservice

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

The State Water Commission is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its online flood map data viewer, North Dakota Risk Assessment Mapservice (NDRAM).


NDSU Extension to Host Fall Agriculture Challenges Webinar Series

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

Issues related to this year’s challenging growing season and harvest conditions across North Dakota are the focus of a webinar series North Dakota State University Extension is hosting beginning next week.

The series will start at noon Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, Oct. 29. NDSU Extension specialists will present live and be available to answer questions.


Burgum, Gohering Encourage Reaching Out to Those Coping with Flood-Related Stress; Hay Removal Deadline Extended

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – With extremely wet conditions, localized flooding and an early snowstorm impacting farmers, ranchers and many other individuals and communities across North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring continue to work to offer the state’s full support, pursue all federal assistance options and encourage friends and neighbors to reach out to each other.


Removal of Hay Bales from North Dakota Rights of Way Extended to November 15

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

Due to a statewide flood emergency, the removal of all hay bales on North Dakota highway rights of way has been extended until Friday, November 15. Hay bales remaining on rights of way after November 15, will be removed as directed by the District Engineer. The bales need to be removed for snow management and safety reasons.


Burgum Stresses Seriousness of Fall Flood Situation in Call with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Categories: 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today stressed to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue the seriousness of North Dakota’s record fall precipitation and flooding, its devastating impact on farmers and ranchers and the likely need for federal assistance.


Burgum, Goehring to Visit Flood-Affected Area as Damage Being Assessed for Federal Disaster Requests

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and other state officials will meet with local officials and community members on Monday, Oct. 21, in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown and hold a townhall meeting in Fessenden to hear about the impacts of North Dakota’s unusually wet fall and last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and to discuss the state’s response efforts.


N.D. Department of Agriculture: Producers Encouraged to Contact Extension Agents to Report Damage, Losses and Conditions

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

Last weekend’s winter storm made a bad situation worse for many North Dakota agricultural producers.


Burgum: State Continues to Monitor Rain-Affected Areas as Efforts Shift from Response to Recovery

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), and Cody Schulz, North Dakota Homeland Security director, today led a conference call with emergency managers from across the state to determine if additional resources or capabilities are needed to respond to last weekend’s severe storms and heavy rainfall. The conversation also focused on determining the extent of damages experienced by the affected jurisdictions and the upcoming recovery process.


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