Farmer and Rancher Resources
Crop Production - Resources for farmers and ranchers facing crop loss or damages due to drought.
Livestock Production - Resources for livestock producers experiencing drought issues.
- Farmers and ranchers who are unable to find an alternative feed source and are looking to temporarily relocate their livestock out of state should contact their local veterinarian to apply for an animal health certificate. Health certificates are required by the state temporarily holding the livestock and by the North Dakota State Board of Animal Health upon return. View the animal importation requirements.
Feeds and Feeding - Strategies for feeding livestock during drought periods.
- FeedList is a website that brings together buyers and sellers who have or need feedstuffs (hay, pasture, corn, etc.).
Forages and Grazing - Emergency haying and grazing use of CRP acres for all North Dakota counties was authorized to open August 2. Acreage eligible for emergency haying and grazing includes CPR acreage devoted to the following practices: CP8A, CP23, CP23A, CP25, CP27, CP28, CP37, CP41, CP1, CP2, CP4B, CP4D, CP10, CP18B, CP18C and CP38.
- Certified Weed Seed Free Forage available for sale.
Federal Government Resources:
Food Prices and Consumers
Source: USDA Economic Research Service
The most severe and extensive drought in at least 25 years is seriously affecting U.S. agriculture, with impacts on the crop and livestock sectors and with the potential to increase food prices at the retail level. Information on potential impacts of the drought on key commodities and food prices can be found on the USDA ERS website.
While other states in the Midwest are facing record-setting drought conditions, only 16.2% of North Dakota is currently facing severe drought conditions.
Historically, if the farm price of corn increases 50 percent, then retail food prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases by 0.5 to 1 percent. More generally, as an overall commodity price index increases, about 14 to 15 percent of that increase is passed on to retail prices for products that use that commodity as an ingredient.
Farm & Agribusiness - 10.1₵
Food Processing - 21.7₵
Packaging - 3.9₵
Transportation - 3.4₵
Retail Trade - 12.8₵
Food Services - 34₵
Energy - 4.8₵
Finance & Insurance - 5.2₵
Other - 4.1₵
Additional charts on food dollars can be found at www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-dollar-series/food-dollar-application.aspx.
Source: USDA ERS