Drought affects Northwest Missouri from time to time. 2012 broke records for both heat and drought. Although not as severe in 2013, drought returned again for a second year. Much of north Missouri remains in moderate drought at the start of 2014. Here are some links that should help.

Newspaper columns from Tim Baker, NW Region Horticulture Specialist

Trees and Drought, July 26, 2012
Drought resources on the Web, Aug. 9, 2012

MU Extension resources

MU Extension Drought page

Missouri Climate Center
Forecasts and evaluations of Missouri weather, historical weather data

Missouri Drought Info Facebook page

State of Missouri

National Weather Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Other links