Texas Rice Farmers Hit Hard By State's Drought

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Ronald Gertson, a fourth generation rice farmer, shows where the... News PhotoAgreement,Agriculture,Business,Canal,Drought,Farmer,Finance,Growth,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Irrigation Equipment,Serious,Texas,USA,Water,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesLISSIE, TX - MARCH 12: Ronald Gertson, a fourth generation rice farmer, shows where the level of water should be on a measuring stick in an irrigation canal as he deals with trying to grow rice during 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)