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Rick Worthington Harvey's Impact on Agriculture
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: September 05, 2017

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Losses to Texas’ $100 billion agriculture industry had not even begun to be tallied yet, with farmers and ranchers still unable to get out to find stranded livestock or survey how many acres of grain, rice and cotton was destroyed by Harvey’s once-in-a-millennium downpours.

Francie Tolle, Director of the USDA's Regional Risk Management Agency office in Oklahoma City, talking about the crop situation in the area hit by Harvey.

Texas leads the nation in production of cattle, cotton, sheep and goats and hay, and it also produces a sizable amount of wheat and corn. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the 54 Texas counties declared a disaster area contain more than 1.2 million beef cows, or about 27 percent of the state’s herd.

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