Farmers, Ranchers Struggle As Texas Endures Historic Drought

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A plant missed during last year's harvest grows on the edge of a... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Agriculture,At The Edge Of,Barren,Damaged,Death,Drought,Environment,Farm,Farmer,Field,Growth,Harvesting,Horizontal,Outdoors,Texas,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesHERMLEIGH, TX - JULY 27: A plant missed during last year's harvest grows on the edge of a barren cotton field July 27, 2011 near Hermleigh, Texas. A severe drought has caused the majority of dry-land (non-irrigated fields) cotton crops to fail in the region. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as 'exceptional drought', the highest classification. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)