Money is on the way to help local farmers….
Farmers in 27 Missouri counties will be eligible for federal help because of the drought conditions.
Gov. Nixon says the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a disaster declaration for 14 counties that have suffered from extreme drought. Nixon says farmers in some northern and central Missouri counties continue to struggle. The designation allows farmers to receive emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency. The primary counties in the designation are Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Mercer, Putnam, Randolph, , Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Sullivan.