Texas Rice Farmers Hit Hard By State's Drought

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Rice farmers Ronald Gertson and Blair Pfardrescher talk about the... News PhotoAgriculture,Built Structure,Business,Farmer,Finance,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Talking,Texas,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesLISSIE, TX - MARCH 12: Rice farmers Ronald Gertson (R) and Blair Pfardrescher talk about the rice business as they stand next to a closed rice storage facility on March 12, 2014 in Lissie, Texas. Due to a severe drought afflicting the region, the facility closed as rice farmers do not have enough water to grow a sufficient crop. 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)