GRASS IS GROWING! Will there be enough of it for fall though, as N.D. CRP acres have fallen to around 1 million, from a high of around 3 million 10 years ago. Recent rain should help restore some green to the dry landscape of the Peace Garden State, and from far away, a fish attack has folks talking in Today’s Three Things.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 7/21 – T’storm chances linger. Hi 90, Lo 68, Winds L&V
Tomorrow: Sat 7/22 – Gusts up to 30 mph. Hi 88, Lo 62, Winds NW @ 20 mph.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:11AM Sunset: 9:27PM
Moonrise: 4:22AM Moonset: 7:55PM
Overhead: 12:08PM Underfoot: Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (4% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:40 – 8:40PM. Combining moon underfoot with a lesser chance of rain will help you start the weekend off well. The power of the new moon is building, and will fuel a fantastic bite over the next few days. Watch for moonrise and moonset to align with sunset and sunrise.
GRASS RULES. It’s proven fact that more grass means more birds – pheasants, grouse and partridge. Over the years, population increases have come after the establishment of set-aside programs by the federal government, including Soil Bank and CRP. Now’s the time to start setting the scene for the next farm bill. Contact a legislator now and ask for the CRP cap to be increased.
WELCOME WETNESS. Recent rains have helped curb the expansion of drought conditions throughout N.D. after this week’s Drought Monitor revealed intensification in the central and southwestern portions of the state. Stark, Hettinger and Mountrail counties are some of the more notable areas slipping into Exceptional Drought (D4) the highest level of concern.
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE. The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that an 11-year old girl was allegedly attacked by something in Island Lake, located to the northwest of the Twin Ports. While the possibility of other creatures has not been ruled out, the nature of the injuries suggested to physicians that it was possibly a muskie from the lake, which has an established population of the fish.