Texas drought losses to agriculture approach $1.5 billion

Fannin, Blair
June 2011
Southwest Farm Press;6/2/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 14, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on estimates for drought losses by economists at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service which will reach 1.5 billion U.S. dollars but will escalate higher in 2011 as livestock producers are selling off herds and the deterioration of crop conditions in Texas. According to economist David Anderson, each day without rainfall mounts the crop and livestock losses. Also, the drought forces ranchers to start feeding hay earlier to increase the amount being fed.


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