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USDA announces changes to emergency haying and grazing provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. “FSA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres under certain […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces emergency water and hay access for farmers

In response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Governor Parson also announced the creation of a lottery for farmers interested in haying, free of charge, on almost 900 acres of Missouri […]

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Exceptional drought, or D4 conditions, continue to expand in Northern Missouri

More Missouri counties were placed under extreme or exceptional drought conditions before significant rain fell in areas of north Missouri. Data for the U.S. Drought Monitor map for Missouri was prepared on Tuesday, while rain was falling, with the newest map was released Thursday. The worse possible condition, D-4, shows exceptional drought conditions existed in all […]

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Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission aids agriculture community facing drought

The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission has approved the following five actions in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order 18-05 Drought Alert: Require soil and water conservation districts to move landowners completing the drought practices listed below to the top of waiting lists. Defer the Grazing School Requirement for 12 months after contract approval […]

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Four additional counties in northern Missouri reach extreme drought status

The U. S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday indicates as many as 26 counties have been classified in D-3 or extreme drought.  That’s an expansion in parts of four more counties from last week’s drought map. Countywide extreme drought conditions exist for Grundy, Sullivan, Daviess, Caldwell, Livingston, and Linn from the Green Hills Region. Also […]