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Rain Too Little Too Late

September 28, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

Tuesday's/This week's rain is too little too late for Missouri's crops. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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Missouri farm authorities say more rain is needed to help undo the damage done by this year's drought.

State Statistician Hubert Hamer says corn and soybeans--the hardest hit by the drought--will not benefit much from this week's rain.

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Contents: Missouri State Statistician Huber Hamer says late soybeans may benefit a little but primarily the rain will help fall pasture growth, winter wheat seedings, and restore stock ponds.

At the state's request the federal government is considering declaring a disaster due to drought in Missouri. Governor Carnahan's office says the rain is not expected to effect the decision.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.