Kelly Forck http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Intense demand prompts Nixon to announce more water funding for farmers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/intense-demand-prompts-nixon-announce-more-water-funding-farmers <p>More money is being put into an emergency program to aid farmers and ranchers battling water shortages in Missouri.</p><p><a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;has added $5 million to the $2 million set aside for crop and livestock producers who want to drill new wells or deepen existing ones during the ongoing drought.&nbsp; More than 600 applications have been sent in since<a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2012/gov_nixon_announces_emergency_program_dig_deepen_wells_mexico"> the program&rsquo;s announcement on Tuesday</a>. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:13:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4190 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Intense demand prompts Nixon to announce more water funding for farmers