75% of Missouri is in drought

More than half of Missouri counties are under a drought alert.

Right now 75 percent of the state is experiencing some level of drought. Governor Mike Parson issued the alert for 53 of the state’s counties located along or south of the Missouri River. Parson says that he is working with conservation officials to get farmers access to water from state parks and conservation areas.

He says that they are also trying to find land where they can bale hay, as many producers are being forced to switch to it already, which is much earlier than normal and could cause big supply concerns later on.


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