Missouri Farmers Are Bracing For Another Dry Summer

(MISSOURINET) – Missouri farmers are bracing for another dry summer. Severe drought has entered northeast Missouri’s Scotland, Knox, Clark and Lewis Counties. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows severe and moderate drought conditions are expanding in the north and extreme drought remains in central Missouri. Dru Buntin, the director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, says if more consistent rainfall does not come soon, it is possible that Missouri’s drought assessment committee could reconvene.

This working group reviews recommendations from the Climate and Weather Committee and designates the drought levels for each Missouri county.