Livestock Grants Still Available
The USDA is giving Missouri $2.7 million out of $50 million going to twenty different states. To get a piece of the grant a Missouri farmer would had to own livestock in one of thirty counties between March 7 and Aug. 31 and fill out an application form. With nearly 25,000 farmers statewide who qualify for the grant, some are worried they won't get enough. But, the Missouri Department of Agriculture said it's doing everything it can to help farmers in their time of need.
"It has really impacted our livestock producers greatly. The weather conditions have not allowed those areas in particular those thirty counties rebound from last year's drought. So, were talking about an affective two years drought in that particular area," Judy Grundler from the Missouri Department of Agriculture said.
Farmers will be able to apply for the grant until Nov. 17.