Grasshopper damageAs if conditions in drought-stricken states in the North and West weren’t difficult enough, some pasture grasses and crops are facing destruction by grasshoppers, say local farmers. One farmer in North Dakota noted that in 25 years he’s never seen such damage — on a normal year he would get 1,500-3,000 bales on a 1,000-acre field while this year he made 53 bales total. Local county extension agents have advised farmers to keep watch and consider spraying to help control insect populations. Hear directly what North Dakota farmers are experiencing.