The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is calling for farmers in the state to report drought related stresses on crops and livestock.
Missouri DNR’s Jennifer Hoggatt tells Brownfield the department wants to know landowners’ needs so they can open necessary resources.
“Do we need to consider grazing areas that would normally be excluded? That’ll be a decision that we’ll be making,” Hoggatt said. “We offer cover crop practices year-round, and so that’s something that folks can work locally, if we’ve got crop failure.”
She said cover cropping programs are available at local soil and water conservation district offices.