Farm service assesses impact of heat wave
The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is beginning an assessment of damages inflicted upon Missouri livestock and crops by recent high temperatures across the state.
Governor Jay Nixon is requesting that the Farm Service Agency complete damage reports in agricultural areas impacted by recent high temperatures and drought conditions. Reports will be conducted in all 114 Missouri counties to determine the extent of severe weather damages. FSA State Director, Eddie Hamill says the request comes at a time when Missouri’s dry conditions are the worst they have been in years.
“When you couple that with the next week or two of weather predictions it’s not showing much relief in sight and continued dryness and triple digit heat would cause a lot of losses.”
Hamill says county officers will be conducting reports this week and will be completed by July 6th.