Rain over the weekend was good...but it wasn't good enough.
Governor Jack Dalrymple today declares an agricultural emergency due to drought conditions.
With much of the country facing a drought-- North Dakota hasn't been spared from minimal rain and warm temperatures.
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows 87 percent of the state facing drought conditions.
The emergency declaration covers 50 counties state wide.
Governor Dalrymple says that while recent rains have given some relief-- we still have many farmers and ranchers who will suffer significant losses this year.
(Doug Goehring/ ND Agriculture Commissioner) "With the governor moving forward and making this declaration now it also provides me the opportunity to open up water bank acres and allow farmers and ranchers to access those."
20 Counties are considered to be suffering from Severe Drought.