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Drought Assessment Committee considers ways to help in drought

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State agencies will allow haying along some state highways and waive permit fees to transport extra wide hay loads to help Missouri’s livestock producers weather drought.

The U.S. Drought Monitor says at least 80% of Missouri is experiencing some kind of dryness as June begins and there’s a shortage of forage and pastureland.

At a Drought Assessment Committee meeting on Wednesday, Jeremy Moseley with the Farm Service Agency said hay production hasn’t been great, especially in northeastern Missouri.

Drought Assessment Committee considers ways to help in drought

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