Northeast Texas cotton growers will be harvesting soon, as the region's agriculture producers are beginning to suffer from drought effects, according to this week's Texas Agrilife crop and weather report.
Many Texas business leaders and Republicans are advocating dipping into the state's Rainy Day Fund to the tune of $2 billion to fund the state's water plan.
Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas.
Nearly a week removed from summer, and a large portion of the U.S. is still recovering from a drought-stricken season. But it’s a much better scene in Texas now than it was at this point a year ago.
The Hunt County Commissioners vote Tuesday to lift its burn ban was the third cancelation in the past week.
COOPER - Recent rains have done little to help the region fend off increasingly dry conditions, prompting Delta and Fannin County Commissioners Monday to order a burn ban.
While it isn’t a repeat of last year - one of the worst Texas has ever seen - drought conditions are abundant in 2012. But it’s the nation as a whole who is experiencing its worst drought in decades.
The lack of rain in Northeast Texas has had an effect on crops and hay production, as well as the landscape.