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MO drought committee discusses relief options

Missouri’s Drought Assessment Committee – which includes several state political, agricultural, and natural resources leaders – met Thursday to review drought impact and mitigation efforts.

The most recent drought monitor shows a majority of southern Missouri in severe or extreme drought. Erin Fanning, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Water Resources Center points to a drought report from a McDonald County farmer…

“The only living green thing left on that farm is ragweed, and it’s extremely wilted,” she said.

MO drought committee discusses relief options