Parched Rice Farms Stir Concerns Over Migrating Ducks
The drought conditions and water restrictions that have hurt rice farms in Texas have also cut the amount of available wetlands habitat for migrating ducks.
Environment & Energy reports that the drought conditions and water restrictions that have hurt rice farms in Texas have also cut the amount of available wetlands habitat for migrating ducks and threatened the state's multimillion-dollar waterfowl hunting industry. The restrictions, according to E&E, have wiped out about 50,000 of the Central Texas region's 145,000 acres of rice.
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