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Congressional delegation asks for emergency CRP haying


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation is asking the federal Agriculture Department to help out farmers and ranchers in the state dealing with drought.

Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer have asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow emergency haying of grassland enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows all of North Dakota being either abnormally dry or in some stage of drought, with more than one-fourth of the state in severe drought.

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