Nixon seeks to allow Missouri farmers to graze animals

The governor is asking that brief grazing be allowed on soil and water livestock exclusion areas.

Heat, drought make for more flavorful produce

The heat brought an expected benefit for peppers and other crops: Their flavors became unusually concentrated, producing some of the most potent-tasting produce in years.

Missouri American Water increases water impoundment

Matt Barnhart, manager of the private utility, said it's a precautionary measure in case the water is needed in the future.

Bankers survey suggests drought hurting economy

A new survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Western states because of drought conditions.

Missouri at highest risk for fires from drought

The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska rates Missouri's fire risk as the highest in the nation.

Missouri offers faster loans for farmers in drought

Treasurer Clint Zweifel said he is offering emergency 24-hour approvals of low-interest loans through the Missouri Linked Deposit Program because of the drought conditions.

Missouri farmers eligible for federal aid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a request to designate all Missouri counties as disaster areas due to the drought.

Missouri officials use Facebook to share drought info

The University of Missouri Extension has a guide for using social media to respond to disasters.

Lawn care services feeling positive and negative effects from drought

Lawn care companies have to diversify to stay alive in the drought.

Extreme heat, drought putting Missouri wildlife in danger

Across the state, experts say wildlife is being adversely affected by the heightened temperatures and dry conditions.

Drought conditions mean extra care for lawns and gardens

Water is key in helping plants survive the Midwest's drought conditions, even for evergreens.

Summer drought threatens Missouri crops, farmers

Continued hot and dry weather could mean big trouble for mid-Missouri's corn and soybean crops


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Drought affects crops, puts stress on farmers

Extremely dry conditions in Missouri have caused a slope in production for crops such as hay, corn and soybeans. The drought affecting these money-making crops has also put considerable stress on farmers.

Agriculture officials to assess Missouri drought

Gov. Jay Nixon says the heat and drought likely will cause crop yields to decline and put livestock under stress.

Moderate drought conditions officially grip Missouri, Columbia

Drought conditions persist for Missouri despite recent rainfall. Below-average precipitation is forecast through June 30.