Dryland farming in northern Idaho. Depending on the kinds of farming, farmers don't have a lot of control with the water that they can put on their crops in northern Idaho. And this is a common practice because of the climate and terrain of the state. Here's Dale Wolff, President Nez Perce County Farm Bureau. This is all dryland farming here. We raise wheat and legumes. Timothy Hay, alfalfa and we raise cattle. Dryland farming is a little more challenging than if you have the pivots and the sprinklers. You only get what God gives you. You got to be really timely with your seeding and your farm work. You don't get enough rain, you don't get the crop. It can be kind of risky here. We get 2 to 3ft of snow through the winter comes and goes. The water profile in the soil. It gets pretty saturated. Then you have to wait for it to dry out to get across in the spring for the ground to dry up too. So the things will germinate and grow. Growing season is a little shorter, so it makes it a little bit more challenging to get good yields farther to the west of us where the rest of the farm is, soils are a little deeper. They might be richer. I guess there's more black dirt before you get to the clay layer holds a little more water, less clay to work with. The yields are better down that way. Speaker1: And just as Dave said, he has to work with what God gives him.