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.
A Central Texas river authority said Friday that Hill Country lakes fell short of levels sufficient to provide irrigation water to downriver rice farmers.
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.
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.
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.
Texas will receive almost $13 million in emergency assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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 […]
The nation’s top agriculture official is expected to announce more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico.
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
Texas voters approved seven constitutional amendments on Tuesday, which will allow new cooperation between cities and counties.
Texas lawmakers are discussing the state’s record-breaking drought, and whether remaining water resources can keep up with demand.
Texas agriculture officials say estimated crop and livestock losses from the blistering drought are a record $5.2 billion.