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(Jefferson City) Governor Parson encourages drought relief efforts to think long-term.

On Thursday, the governor delivered that comment to the Missouri’s Drought Assessment Committee which includes several state political, agricultural, and natural resource leaders to review drought impact and drought relief efforts.

Jennifer Hoggatt is the deputy director for the Department of Natural Resources Missouri Geological Survey.

She encourages farmers and landowners to report drought conditions to the department for a more accurate state and national relief response.

She says while it is raining in parts of the state, the rain is still not happening in some areas that desperately need the precipitation.

Hoggatt says the Missouri D.N.R. was then able to work with the National Drought Map author to recategorize a portion of southern Camden County to extreme drought conditions.

A full list of available drought resources and drought reporting is available on Missouri’s D.N.R. website.

A good portion of the Regional Radio Listening Area is still experiencing extreme or moderate drought conditions according to the latest drought monitor map for the state.

The new drought map will be released Thursday morning.