August 03, 2018

Contact: Communications Office

Drought Update

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 3, 2018 - The U.S. Drought Monitor map has been updated and is on the department’s Drought website at No new counties entered D2 drought this week. Portions of three counties – Worth, Platte and Jackson – increased in intensity from D2 to D3 this week.

The next Drought Assessment Committee Meeting is scheduled for Wed., August 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, in Jefferson City. The meeting is open to the public and will be Livestreamed online at

Meeting notes and PowerPoint presentations from the July 26 Drought Assessment Committee meeting are available on the website at

Information about Missouri natural cover fire risk, county burn bans in Missouri is on the website at

Recent Additions to the Drought Resources Page ( are listed below.

Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Program – Information about the Livestock Forage Program; Livestock Indemnity Program; Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish; Tree Assistance Program; Loans for losses to crops, trees, livestock, farm land and farm property; and more.

Missouri Department of Conservation Haying Opportunities – Locate contact information for Missouri Conservation Department area managers to obtain information about the potential to hay on Conservation areas.

Testing of water to determine suitability of animal use

Resources for livestock producers

Please continue to submit information about drought-related conditions and impacts in Missouri using the Missouri Extension Drought Impact Reporter online at Information will be used to inform drought maps provided by U.S. Drought Monitor for Missouri (