Gov. Nixon saw lots of crop damage and the potential of hard
"When you have a drought that is as widespread and long as this one, it could have effects well into the fall. People may see it with pressure for higher commodity prices and thus food prices, but also you have those farm families out there invested."
Nixon toured the Wheeler family farm and met with Monte and Mary Wheeler, as well as other area farmers to assess the hardships they have faced so far during these extremely dry conditions.
The Wheeler family raises cattle on 300 acres in
"It'll affect everything," says farmer Monty Wheeler of Bolivar. "The price of feed. The price of food at the grocery store."
"This year is a year most farmers are not going to make a profit," says farmer Doug Jones. "It's going to be a matter of will that farmer survive the dry weather."
Nixon says he hopes the agriculture disaster designation
given to all 114
Gov. Nixon said it is important for the state to stand behind its strong agriculture industry.
"As a state, we will continue to stand with