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Texas farmers face mounting expenses as droughts worsen

Rising temperatures intensify drought and increase costs for the heavily subsidized crop insurance program.

By Dylan Baddour, Inside Climate News, and Alejandra Martinez, The Texas Tribune
A farm irrigation system near the High Plains town of Ralls, about 30 miles east of Lubbock, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Like much of Texas, the High Plains and Panhandle are facing drought conditions and extraordinary heat.

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