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Dry, windy conditions have some
Texas farmers talking Dust Bowl

Houston Chronicle [TX], by Carol Christian

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/30/2014 1:42:39 PM

It´s scary to think the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, with its relentless drought and wind that ravaged millions of acres in West Texas, could return. But there are some worrisome signs, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Reports this week from county agents in the Panhandle, South Plains and Rolling Plains indicate farmers and ranchers are working with "very difficult" conditions, according to a news release. Lubbock County, on the southern edge of the Panhandle, has seen only a trace of moisture in March with sustained high winds and gusts of 58 mph on March 18, according to the county´s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mamafrog, 3/30/2014 3:39:11 PM     (No. 9790839)

It won´t be as bad as the 1930´s farming methods are different. But the price of beef is not going to be lower until the drought breaks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/30/2014 7:37:03 PM     (No. 9791090)

Cattle are raised in Central and East Texas.

West Texas is Goat and Sheep (and Chupacabra) country.

They ain´t much grass land out there to begin with.

Don´t buy into this drivel.

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