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Experts: Texas Drought Effects Will Linger After Rains

The economic impact of a historic drought that has parched Texas and other parts of the Southwest will be felt for years, with ripple effects spreading nationwide as agriculture damage adds to increases in food prices.

03/22/2012

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Texas Rice Farmers Won’t Get Water For Irrigation

A Central Texas river authority said Friday that Hill Country lakes fell short of levels sufficient to provide irrigation water to downriver rice farmers.

03/02/2012

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Farmers Furious After Iraq Stops Buying U.S. Rice

The talk of the day among rice farmers is Iraq’s decision not to buy U.S. rice, a stinging move that adds to a stressful year punctuated by drought.

02/23/2012

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Texas Agency Will Likely Cut Water To Rice Farms

Thousands of Texas rice farmers are likely to be affected by action taken in response to one of the most severe droughts in state history.

02/21/2012

Supermarkets Compete In Premium Beef Market

Beef Prices Expected To Climb For Next 2 Years

Consumers should expect higher beef prices for the next two years due to the smallest cattle herd in 60 years. It is unclear if costs will drop later.

02/09/2012

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Gets $13M In Emergency Agriculture Funding

Texas will receive almost $13 million in emergency assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

01/18/2012

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Damaging Citrus Plant Disease Confirmed In Texas

AUSTIN (AP) – State agriculture officials say a destructive citrus plant disease that has wiped out crops in Florida has been confirmed in Texas. The Texas Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that a section […]

01/18/2012

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

USDA Announces $308 Million In Aid For States

The nation’s top agriculture official is expected to announce more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico.

01/18/2012

Cattle use a tree for shade as temperatures rose above 100 degrees in a Texas pasture. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Drought Takes Cow Numbers Down By 600K

Across Texas, the drought has caused an estimated $5.2 billion in losses to farmers and livestock producers, and that figure is expected to rise

12/16/2011

A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Texas Voters Approve 7 Constitutional Amendments

Texas voters approved seven constitutional amendments on Tuesday, which will allow new cooperation between cities and counties.

11/09/2011

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Committees Discuss State Drought

Texas lawmakers are discussing the state’s record-breaking drought, and whether remaining water resources can keep up with demand.

11/01/2011

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Agricultural Losses At Record $5.2 Billion

Texas agriculture officials say estimated crop and livestock losses from the blistering drought are a record $5.2 billion.

08/17/2011

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