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Hay, crops pushing through dryness


A southeastern Missouri cattle and row crop producer is concerned about hay and crop production because of drought.

Jeff Reed tells Brownfield he got up to nine tenths an inch of rain this week which has helped relieved some drought stress.

“Really looking to the fall cuttings, that’s [kinda] going to depend on if we get any more moisture in the ground; but the rain really helped a lot of people and probably saved a lot of people from having to sell cattle where drought conditions have just really damaged the grass.”

He says it’s been an odd year with an abnormally dry spring and early summer heat waves.

Hay, crops pushing through dryness