Missouri winemakers are watching their grape vines carefully this summer.
A little stress can positively effect grape quality, but as wine experts are concerned this year’s heat and drought may be too much.
High heat and a lack of rain have taken a big toll on Missouri corn and soybean crops, with nearly half of both reported in poor to very poor condition.
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.
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In 2011, Missouri experienced its worst drought season since the 1950s, causing a shortage of grains and lowering the quality of feed for livestock.