Missouri Drought Assessment Committee Discussing Whether To Recommend Extension Of Drought Order

(Missourinet) Missouri’s Drought Assessment Committee is talking about whether to ask the governor to extend his executive order on drought.

The order is currently set to expire in December. Extending the order would allow state efforts to support affected Missouri communities throughout the winter.

Mark Fuchs, with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, says the drought update for October is not good.

Livestock farmers were hit the hardest this year due to the lack of hay coming into this year, and the record low spring and summer rains.