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Drought Taking Hold in Texas

Corn farmers are feeling the pressure


It is only mid-June, but already drought conditions have hit McLennan County, TX, where rainfall totals stand 8 inches below average, reports the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Corn farmers will be doing well to produce a quarter of the corn per acre they were able to produce last year, said Jimmy Westerfeld, who has been a farmer in Central Texas for 44 years.

“There are not a lot of happy farmers right now," he says. "And if not for crop insurance, there could be a lot of broke farmers."

Read the full report here.

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