The executive director of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association has this assessment of the drought.
"Oh, goodness sakes -- the drought is devastating in western North Dakota," said Dan Wogsland.
Wogsland said when he was on the crop quality tour at the end of July, what he saw stunned him.
"I went from Mandan to Richardton, up to Halliday and over to Hazen," Wogsland said. "I was astounded at how many wheat fields were bailed up. It's really, really tough."