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 […]

Extreme Drought header 2018

Northern Missouri drought escalates into extreme conditions

Warmer than normal temperatures dominated the region, with the Upper Midwest having the greatest departures with temperatures 4-6 degrees above normal. It was also a fairly dry week over the region with only spotty precipitation over portions of central Illinois into Indiana. Minnesota into northwest Iowa recorded the most precipitation during the week as the […]

Independence Day

Trenton Chamber of Commerce announces change in location of fireworks display

The location has been changed for Trenton’s fireworks display Tuesday night, July 3rd. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman says due to dry conditions, the fireworks will now be discharged from the fairgrounds grandstand area instead of the Rock Barn.  The display is to begin at approximately 9:30 tonight and individuals watching the fireworks […]

High heat and dry conditions can put fish ponds at risk

  COLUMBIA, Mo. – The combination of prolonged high heat and dry weather potentially threatens fish ponds, says a University of Missouri Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist. “Fish are at risk from high water temperatures, oxygen depletion, increased disease potential and other problems as water levels drop in ponds through lack of runoff and evaporation,” […]