WARM & RUMBLY. Today’s warm temps and strong southerly winds will spark a line of thunderstorms this evening capable of dropping over 1.5 inches of rain. We’ll keep an eye on that and the new Farm Bill offered up by the Senate in today’s Three Things and rumble through the 1,000-page document.
Featured Photo: Geese swim about in the warm start to Saturday morning. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 6/10 – Evening Thunder. Hi 97, Lo 64, Wind SE@22, G30.
Tomorrow: Mon 6/11 – Cooling Off. Hi 71, Lo 57, Wind NW@18, G25.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:49AM Sunset: 9:37PM
Moonrise: 4:06AM Moonset 5:50PM
Overhead: 10:52AM Underfoot: 11:18PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (13% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30PM. Get on a moonset bite before the storms roll through in today’s Edge Hour.
SENATE SHORTFALL. The new version of the Farm Bill proposed by the U.S. Senate sets out only a one-million-acre increase to CRP, where the house bill, which was defeated recently, raised the cap from 24 to 29 million acres over a five year phase-in period. A searchable PDF version is available here for your bedtime reading pleasure.
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS. Don’t like how the bill reads? Want action in a certain area taken or addressed by those who represent ND? Contact them! The squeaky wheel gets the grease, so reach out and voice your opinions and concerns about where conservation is going in this country.
OTHER OPTIONS. For landowners looking to improve habitat on their land and find out what options are available for marginal lands, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill biologists, Soil Conservation District agents and the NDG&F all have resources available to assist with conservation plantings in this era of decreased CRP.