Officials with the State Department of Agriculture report last year’s drought made a $460-Million dent in the state’s economy in direct losses for farmers and resulting losses to the economies of the surrounding communities. The US Senate has approved an agricultural assistance package with Missouri’s share being $75-Million. Although it seems like it’s not enough, State Agriculture Director Lowell Mohler says it will make a difference. The measure will have to pass the US House and get the President’s signature before any money will flow. Mohler says he’s just hoping for more rain this spring and summer.