Drought-like Conditions Worry Farmers


5-18-05 - A springtime drought has local farmers and ranchers worried about their livelihoods. Much of Grayson and Fannin counties have had less than an inch of rain in the last six weeks. That's compared to the same stretch lasy year which saw three inches of rain.

In some cases, farmers are considering selling off some of their cattle herd to save money, which would affect everyone's pocketbook.

The government does offer some relief for farmers during hard times like this, but the farmers say they're still the ones hurting the most. The next few days will be crucial to determine if their corn and milo crops survive.


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