FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 03, 2018

Contact: Communications Office
573-751-1010
communications@dnr.mo.gov

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 https://dnr.mo.gov/drought.htm. 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 https://stateofmo.adobeconnect.com/drought.

Meeting notes and PowerPoint presentations from the July 26 Drought Assessment Committee meeting are available on the website at https://dnr.mo.gov/droughtcommittee.htm.

Information about Missouri natural cover fire risk, county burn bans in Missouri is on the website at https://dnr.mo.gov/drought.htm#conditions.

Recent Additions to the Drought Resources Page (https://dnr.mo.gov/droughtresources.htm) 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. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-progr...

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. https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places

Testing of water to determine suitability of animal use http://soilplantlab.missouri.edu/soil/water.aspx

Resources for livestock producers http://www.dairy.missouri.edu/drought/

Please continue to submit information about drought-related conditions and impacts in Missouri using the Missouri Extension Drought Impact Reporter online at https://bit.ly/2OdCcHd. Information will be used to inform drought maps provided by U.S. Drought Monitor for Missouri (https://bit.ly/2NaHG4i).

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