State of Missouri Offers Drought Assistance Program

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COLUMBIA - Governor Jay Nixon will announce a cost share program for farmers so they can access water during the drought.

Nixon will announce the program Tuesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:45 p.m. at a farm in Audrain County.

Not only are farmers suffering from a water shortage, but many are also experiencing a hay shortage.

This announcement will come after Nixon declared a state of emergency due to the extreme heat and drought.  The governor did not only declare this state of emergency because of agricultural problems but also because of health risks.