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Texas Farmers Suffer Extensive Crop Losses In Wake Of Harvey

Massive rainfall, winds and a slow drying-out process from Harvey have left many farmers overwhelmed and worried.
Rice farmer John Gaulding wades through the roughly 8 inches of water still filling his fields in rural Hamshire, Texas. At its worst, he says, the water was as high as 30-36 inches. Source: Carrie Kahn

In south Texas, this was going to be one of the best years farmers had seen in a while. The cotton crop was projected to bring in record prices and even clear out many families' debts. But the massive rainfall, winds and a slow drying-out process from Harvey have left many farmers overwhelmed and worried.

That includes people like Dave Murrell, whom I meet at AL-T's Seafood and Steakhouse,

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