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Flooded North Dakota farmland unsuitable for intended crops

May 7, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Yellowstone River flooding in northwestern North Dakota this spring left at least 1,400 acres of farmland unsuitable for intended crops and also inundated several grain bins with stored crops.

State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says efforts are being made to help affected farmers.

The federal government has approved use of the Emergency Conservation Program, which provides a 75 percent cost share for the restoration of agricultural land impacted by disasters.

The state-owned Bank of North Dakota has begun the process of seeking approval to implement two loan programs.

Ice jams led to the flooding that inundated more than 22 square miles of land and impacted 29 homes.