During an event in Neosho this morning, Gov. Nixon announced an Executive Order extending Missouri's state of emergency for drought to November 15 and extending the deadline for producers working to complete their approved for well and water distribution projects under the cost-share program established in July.
Here's an excerpt from Governor Nixon's Office's press release about the announcement.
“Despite the rain we’ve seen over the past two weeks, Missouri’s agricultural community still has a pressing need for water, especially for livestock,” Gov. Nixon said. “These projects are making a real difference for Missouri agriculture, and we want the projects that have been approved to be completed as soon as possible. By extending the state of emergency for 45 additional days and allowing these projects to continue to move forward, we will ensure that Missouri producers and farmers get the access to water they need so critically.”
Under the Executive Order signed by Gov. Nixon today, “In order to be eligible for this extension, a landowner with an approved project must diligently endeavor to engage the services of contractors and/or suppliers necessary to complete the project by the earliest possible date.”
Check out the full text of the Executive Order, press release and other news from Gov. Nixon's Office online at governor.mo.gov.