Missouri legislators propose water export regulation amid drought worries

The Missouri legislature is considering some bills to prevent the export of water without a permit.

The focus is on proactive measures during droughts and altering the approval process for water exports.
Representative Jamie Burger tells Brownfield Ag News that there are concerns about western states trapping into local water resources.

Missouri Corn Supports the bills with increased attention to water resources following the 2023 drought.

A House hearing has taken place, and adjustments to the legislation are expected.