Gov. Nixon announces additional $5 million for emergency program to help drought-affected farmers
Following the tremendous response to an emergency program to help drought-affected farmers, Gov. Jay Nixon announced on July 26, 2012 he is directing another $5 million into the program to supplement the initial $2 million dedicated from the State Soil and Water Reserve Fund.
In the first two days after the Governor announced the emergency program, more than 600 Missouri farmers have submitted applications to receive assistance with drilling or deepening water wells or expanding irrigation systems. Already, 33 contracts for water projects have been approved, with an average award of $6,300.
The Governor also addressed how the heat and drought are having an effect on public health and safety, and announced he was redirecting $1.5 million to assist Missouri families and seniors.
July 26, 2012