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2012 Missouri Drought Information

Missouri currently faces its worst drought in 30 years with all 114 counties declared primary natural disaster areas by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 17. Numerous portions of the state are experiencing severe to extreme drought resulting in poor site conditions for the establishment and installation of conservation practices.

Please check back regularly for updated information about the 2012 Missouri drought.

Drought Factsheets and Publications

Missouri Extension: Hurry Up and Wait: Replanting Decisions for Pastures During Drought

Missouri Extension: Crop Insurance Options in Drought

Missouri Extension: Landscape Plants Need Immediate Rescue

Missouri Extension: Water Your Foundation to Prevent Cracking

Missouri Extension: Drought Can Bring on Nitrate Poisoning in Farm Animals

Farm Bureau: July Crop Market Update

Drought Press Releases

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): USDA Drought Code Sprint: Giving Americans One-Click Access to Federal Drought Relief (September 14)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Drought Creating Conservation Compliance Issues (September 7)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): USDA Allocates $1 Million for Missouri Producers Enrolled in EQIP and WHIP (August 8)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Grass Areas in Wetlands Reserve Program Easements Can be Cut For Hay (July 27)

Farm Service Agency (FSA): USDA Announces Streamlined Disaster Designation Process with Lower Emergency Loan Rates and Greater CRP Flexibility in Disaster Areas

Farm Service Agency (FSA): Certain Missouri Counties Now Eligible for Cost-Share to Meet Emergency Water Needs

Farm Service Agency (FSA): USDA Authorizes Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP

Missouri Climate Center: Weather and It's Impacts on Missouri

Drought Web Resources

Farm Service Agency (FSA): Secretarial Disaster Designations Map

Farm Service Agency (FSA): Hay Net

Farm Service Agency (FSA): Counties Approved for Emergency Haying or Grazing in Missouri (updated July 23)

Farm Service Agency (FSA): Conservation Reserve Program Haying and Grazing Managed vs. Emergency (updated July 13)

Missouri Department of Agriculture: Drought Resources

Missouri Extension: Missouri Drought Information on Facebook

Missouri Extension: Drought Resources

Missouri Department of Natural Resources: Drought Information

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS): Crop Progress and Condition (Weekly Reports)

National Integrated Drought Information System: U.S. Drought Monitor (updated each Thursday)

National Weather Service: Climate Prediction Center - US Seasonal Drought Outlook Map

National Weather Service: Data From Missouri

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): NRCS Drought Assistance

Risk Management Agency: Regional Office Located in Topeka, Kansas

Risk Management Agency: Frequently Asked Questions, Crop Insurance and Drought-Damaged Crops

Risk Management Agency: Frequently Asked Questions, Prevented Planting-Irrigated Cropland Eligibility and Drought

USDA: Disaster and Drought Assistance