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Hi-Line Farm & Ranch November 2017: Heat and drought could be new normal, experts say


November 1, 2017

The dry and hot 2017 weather, compounded by fires in some areas, has been rough on north-central Montana’s agriculture producers.

The Havre-north-central region received 3.18 inches of precipitation from March to September, the National Weather Service reports. The region saw 14.83 inches of precipitation during that same period in 2016.

This year has been like nothing he has ever seen in his nearly 30 years at FSA, Executive Director of the Hill County FSA Office Les Rispens said.

“It was a strange weather year. I don’t know that I’ve seen such a combination,” Rispens said, re...

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