Texas Farm Bureau http://tpr.org en The Source: Dry Texas http://tpr.org/post/source-dry-texas <p></p><p>99 percent of Texas counties are in drought according to the Texas Water Development Board. &nbsp;What does this mean for Texas Agriculture. &nbsp;Last year 12 billion dollars were paid out in federal crop insurance across the country, but we have a record planting of corn this year. And there is no garauntee that an early fall won't wipe that planting out. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:34:59 +0000 Paul Flahive 15777 at http://tpr.org The Source: Dry Texas Texas In Need Of A Long-Term Water Plan http://tpr.org/post/texas-need-long-term-water-plan <p>When it comes to water in Texas, unless you’re a farmer, most people in the state don’t care.</p><p>A public opinion poll conducted by <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/01/18/lawmakers-fret-about-water-public-doesnt/" target="_blank">faculty members at the University of Texas in association with the Texas Tribune</a> found that the economy, immigration and education are top of mind for most, yet water registers as a top issue with only 4 percent.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:34:23 +0000 Steve Short 6293 at http://tpr.org Texas In Need Of A Long-Term Water Plan