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

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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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

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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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

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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.


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

Monday, October 28, 2019

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).