Texas Rice Farmers Hit Hard By State's Drought : News Photo

Texas Rice Farmers Hit Hard By State's Drought

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LISSIE, TX - MARCH 12: Ronald Gertson, a fourth generation rice farmer, drives his pickup past rice fields that may not be planted this year due to a severe water shortage 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)
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LISSIE, TX - MARCH 12: Ronald Gertson, a fourth generation rice farmer, drives his pickup past rice fields that may not be planted this year due to a severe water shortage 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)
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