Missouri livestock and row crop farmers are feeling the pressure from drought this growing season.

The Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, encourage those impacted by drought conditions to file reports of crop damage, livestock stress, and low water in streams and ponds with the online Drought Impact Reporter. This is an important step to ensuring the drought map is accurate and up to date with the most current information.

US Drought Monitor Map

Farmers and land owners who have been effected by drought conditions should contact their local USDA Service Center for more information on conducting disaster assessments.

Current soil moisture supply:

  Topsoil Moisture Supply Subsoil Moisture Supply
  Very Short Short Adequate Surplus Very Short Short Adequate Surplus
Missouri 40% 37% 22% 1% 36% 38% 25% 1%

Current pasture conditions in Missouri are:

Date Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
July 15, 2018 28% 33% 30% 9% 0%
July 8, 2018 13% 35% 34% 18% 0%
July 15, 2017 1% 2% 29% 62% 6%

Supply of Hay and Other Roughages and Stock Water Supply as of July 15, 2018:

  Supply of Hay and other Roughages Stock Water Supply
  Very Short Short Adequate Surplus Very Short Short Adequate Surplus
Missouri 45% 39% 16% 0% 19% 32% 49% 0%