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, touches the soil in his rice field that may not be planted this year due to severe drought on March 12, 2014 in Lissie, Texas. Due to a severe drought afflicting the region, the facility closed as farmers like Gertson do not have enough water to grow a sufficient rice 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)
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LISSIE, TX - MARCH 12: Ronald Gertson, a fourth generation rice farmer, touches the soil in his rice field that may not be planted this year due to severe drought on March 12, 2014 in Lissie, Texas. Due to a severe drought afflicting the region, the facility closed as farmers like Gertson do not have enough water to grow a sufficient rice 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)
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