Cornyn Pledges to Work with Texas Farmers, Ranchers to Fight Effects of Historic Drought
by TexasGOPVote on August 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM
LAMPASAS—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) Thursday hosted a roundtable discussion with Texas farmers and ranchers concerning the impact the current drought is having on their businesses and livelihoods at the Lampasas Cattle Auction, Inc.:
“Our farmers and ranchers are some of the most resilient folks out there, and as Texans we’ve been through tough times before.
“I pledged to work hand in glove with them to ensure all emergency federal resources are readily available, because our agriculture industry should not be left to fight one of the most severe droughts we’ve ever seen alone.”
Sen. Cornyn met with representatives from the Texas Farm Bureau, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers, and Texas Association of Dairymen in conjunction with the Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic.
Earlier this week, Texas AgriLife Extension economists confirmed the cost of the 2011 drought as $5.2 billion—the mostly costly in Texas history.