Executive Director Kristi Brintnell of the Walsh County Farm Service Agency
Office tells KXPO about 30-percent of the farm acres did not get planted this season.
Brintnell says that equates to about 175-thousand-acres. She says that is spread out
although she thinks western Walsh County was extremely hard-hit. So was farmland
east of Interstate 29. She says farmland in eastern and central Walsh County had some
lower prevent plant numbers.
In Cavalier County, Farm Service Agency Executive Director Michelle Schommer
says about 300-thousand-acres of farmland was not planted this season. She says that's
about 35-percent of Cavalier County's farmland altogether. She talked with farmers, elevator
managers, and her office did some surveying itself.
In Pembina County, Executive Director Deb Henschel says about one-fourth of
Pembina County's cropland was not planted this year. That equates to 146,414 acres.
Henschel says that is a rough estimate in her county.
Those numbers are the best estimates possible right now from county executive
directors to the North Dakota Farm Service Agency office in Fargo.
Statewide about four-point-four-million-acres of farmland was not planted this spring
due to wet conditions. That's a preliminary estimate. The deadline for farmers to report their
crop acreage is August second.