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Gov. Jay Nixon holds a news conference to announce the addition of $5 million to help Missouri farmers dealing with this summer’s drought conditions. At left is department director Jon Hagler.

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Nixon adds $5M to help Mo. farmers with wells

Following pleas from Missouri farmers for help amid historic heat and parched land, Gov. Jay Nixon bolstered funding Thursday for an emergency water assistance program and redirected money from winter heating aid to cooling for low-income residents.


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