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Spectators Please Stay Away From Work Areas!
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging livestock producers with animals in low-lying areas in flood-prone parts of the state to move them to higher ground.
“Last winter and spring, North Dakota lost more than 90,000 of head of livestock due to harsh winter conditions and subsequent spring flooding. Many animals were cut off from feed when the quick melt-off of heavy snow accumulations left them stranded,” Goehring said. “There is certainly the potential for similar conditions this year.”
Goehring said the situation appears to be most serious in southeastern North Dakota along the Red River, Sheyenne River and James River basins. Read the rest of this entry »