Severe Drought Threatens Texas Agriculture

March 13, 2012  •  From

Texas farmers are anticipating small yields this year due to an ongoing severe drought, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

The drought began in October 2010, parching hundreds of thousands of acres and causing the worst one-year dry spell in Texas history. Since then, at one time or another, more than 75 percent of the state has experienced “exceptional” drought—the most severe classification.

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