Harvey Hits Texas Agriculture

Rescuing people trapped in flood waters continues to be the number one priority in Texas but it’s clear that Hurricane Harvey has hit agriculture hard.

Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller says cotton farmers who were looking at a bumper crop this year were especially hard hit. “Best estimate so far is about a 150 million dollar loss for the cotton industry on the coastal plains,” said Miller.

Livestock producers are also being impacted and in need of feed and fresh water. “If you really want to help farmers and ranchers…we have a STAR fund – State of Texas Agriculture Relief fund – and that gets right in the hands of producers.” To donate, click on this link.

In this interview from Tony St. James with All Ag News, Miller talks about the impact of the storm. All Ag News interview with TX Ag Comm Sid Miller