Uncertain future has Texas rice growers praying for rain

Hawkes, Logan
November 2011
Southwest Farm Press;11/17/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 22, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the drought that hit Texas wherein rice farmers are praying for unexpected rain in response to the compromise that has been reached with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to close the Colorado river for irrigation.


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