17 Aug '11, 4pm

No End In Sight For Texas Drought Meanwhile, First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Will be in Texas

No End In Sight For Texas Drought Meanwhile, First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Will be in Texas

Pasture and rangeland conditions continue to deteriorate across the state...with 94 percent now rated as poor or very poor. Hay supplementation is widespread with nearly all hay imported from other states. In addition to adequate forage, cattle require several gallons of drinking water a day. Not surprisingly herds continue to be culled, with some ranchers reporting complete liquidation. Warm season crops continue to suffer. Statewide only 8 percent of corn is in good condition. In the important corn-growing region of central Texas most corn has failed. In addition most of the cotton planted in Texas this year has been abandoned...an estimate loss in excess of 2 billion dollars. Drought tolerate sorghum was mostly in fair condition or better. Farmers continue to report crop damage from feral hogs and other animals. In search of water animals and insects are increasingly en...

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