USDA, Ag Department Take Drought Action
Drought relief is coming to North Dakota from a number of sources.
Ranchers in North Dakota counties affected by drought are now eligible to receive payments under USDA's Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
As NBC-North Dakota News reports, lack of water means rancher's in North Dakota can't grow their own feed.
In addition, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land in the Dakotas and Montana.
The emergency grazing is authorized to begin immediately, and extends through Sept. 30 unless conditions improve.