State Works To Help Farmers Work Through Drought

Missouri state agencies will allow haying along some state highways and waive permit fees to transport extra wide hay loads. The move aims to help Missouri’s livestock producers weather the drought while there’s a shortage of forage and pastureland. Jeremy Moseley with the Farm Service Agency says hay production has not been great, especially in northeastern Missouri.


Extreme drought is widening in the central part of the state and several areas are now in moderate to severe drought. Missouri’s Drought Assessment Committee has several recommendations and plans to submit those to Governor Mike Parson by the end of this week.


(From Missourinet)