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Last year farmers in North Dakota had to endure one of the worst droughts since the late 80s.

     This year has been a whole different story, as farmers are anticipating an above normal year for their crops.

 We're halfway through the month of July, and the rain total in Williston is about 1.5 inches. All that moisture is paying dividends for farmers.

      "Durham and spring wheat look pretty good. Both of those two crops now have headed out, most of them anyway. We're going to be going into to the flowering stage," said Williams County Extension Agent Warren Froelich.

For the year, Williston has received just over 13 inches of rain. The extra moisture has allowed one crop in particular to be successful. Corn.

     "We have a significant increase in acreage. That looks really good at this point in time. The weather has been fairly positive because corn likes moisture," added Froelich.

 Farmers will never complain about the amount of rain, but extra moisture did create some problems this growing season.

     "Our harvest is going to be delayed as we well expected because our planting season was much delayed," Froelich added.

Froelich says harvesting should start mid-August, going well into September, and possibly the first part of October.

      "Let's hope that we don't get a serious frost before then. That will damage the maturity and cause severe market discounts," added Froelich.

Going into August farmers will be looking for warm and dry weather, so their growing season can continue to be a success.

      "For livestock producers, cattle producers, primarily that's what we have in this area, the hay crop has been phenomenal," Froelich added.

 Durham continues to be the number one crop in the area, with more than 400,000 acres of it in Williams County.

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