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United States experiences worst drought in 50 years


United States experiences worst drought in 50 years
ROBERT BURNS/Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service The fall calving season was in progress in many parts of the state. Despite improved soil-moisture and forage conditions, livestock producers generally remained cautious about rebuilding herds, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef personnel.


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January 2, 2013
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The Texas agriculture industry again dealt with Mother Nature’s whims, but in 2012 the playing field was much wider. This time, the Corn Belt joined Texas and by mid-year, 65 percent of the lower 48 states had experienced moderate to exceptional drought. Before the year was over, not only had the ag industry battled the worst drought in 50 years, state and national leaders were divided as to how to assist. The year also brought a rally on Capitol Hill, asking Congress to complete the 2012 Farm Bill. . . .

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