Texas Rice Farmers Hit Hard By State's Drought

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A measuring stick is seen in a dry irrigation canal as rice farmers... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,Canal,Drought,Dry,Farmer,Finance,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Irrigation Equipment,Serious,Strategy,Struggle,Texas,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesLISSIE, TX - MARCH 12: A measuring stick is seen in a dry irrigation canal as rice farmers struggle to survive the severe drought on March 12, 2014 in Lissie, Texas. Recently the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality agreed to cut off water deliveries to most rice farmers in the Lower Colorado River Basin for the third straight year as the lakes in central Texas are only 38 percent full. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)