Drought Disaster in North Dakota and Montana leaves farmers reeling


The U.S. Drought Monitor, Montana says the land is in ‘‘extreme’’ or ‘‘exceptional’’ drought.

Drought Disaster in North Dakota and Montana leaves farmers reeling

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The U.S. Drought Monitor, Montana says the land is in ‘‘extreme’’ or ‘‘exceptional’’ drought.

Some Farmers in the Fort Peck Reservation believe that the sudden drought and the subsequent ruined crops has occurred due to climate change, according to The Guardian

Experts state that the drought arrived without the issuing of any warning.

Impacts

Farmers have been left to count the costs as a result and are faced with the task of making difficult decisions.

Dakota and Montana two major wheat specialist producing areas are among those directly impact.

The U.S. Drought Monitor, Montana has classified the land in the region as being in ‘‘extreme’’ or ‘‘exceptional’’ drought.

65% of the state’s land is now impacted.

Montana

Montana is now left to face one of its worst wildfire seasons ever recorded.

Notable acreage more than 1m has been burned, with this set to continue over the next number of weeks.

In the south-eastern region of Montana, farmers are believed to spend their day sitting on top of hills scanning ahead.

Meanwhile in Jordan, a sizeable 270,000 acres has been burnt as part of the Lodgepole Complex fire.

Farmers are still unaware of the total economic losses and it is believed it will take some period of time before this is identified to a complete extent.

The imprint of the disaster is not limited to Agriculture and has resulted in the loss of two sill-standing historic backpacker chaplets in Glacier National Park.

Rick Kirn, a cattle farmer and producer of 1,000 acres of spring heat told The Guardian ‘‘ This is absolutely the worst year I’ve ever seen.’’

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