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Hurricanes, Floods, Drought and Wildfires, 2017 the Year of Disasters

From wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma and other states, to hurricanes that ravaged large parts of Texas, southern Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, to drought-like conditions in parts of the Northern Plains, crops and livestock have been lost, infrastructure has been damaged and destroyed, and many farmers and ranchers are facing serious financial challenges this year, a few even voicing concern that such tough times threaten their future agricultural operations.


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