North Dakota farmers hope a recent two-day federal ag agency tour of their most drought stricken areas will help spur action for federal relief. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who was accompanied by Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux and Risk Management Agency Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy, encouraged local farmers to be direct with what they wanted and needed. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, two-thirds of the state is in an extreme drought with most of the state’s crops, hay fields and pasture lands in poor shape. Get more details from the tour.