Nixon Expands Drought Aid to Farmers

Drought-stricken corn is raising prices for feed and livestock. Farms throughout Missouri are getting out of livestock.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced an additional $5 million for an emergency program to help drought-affected farmers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Earlier this week, Nixon announced financial assistance to help with drilling or deepening wells and expanding irrigation systems. So far, 33 contracts have been approved, with an average award of $6,500, Nixon’s office said. Read more


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