WACO, Texas — February’s historic winter storm brought record-setting low temperatures to the Lone Star State, leaving farmers and ranchers racing to care for their livestock, crops and families.
For many, it was hours spent providing extra hay, feed and straw for bedding to keep animals warm. For others, it was monitoring fields and orchards. Harvesting what they were able and hoping, praying and working to save what they could, although knowing some crops would be a total loss.
They did much of this on very little sleep and oftentimes without electricity.
It was a difficult week. One we won’t soon forget.
Here are some photos from Texas Farm Bureau members showing the impact of the snow on Texas crops and livestock.
Weathering the storm
Although the snow has melted, the memories and experiences are still fresh.
The extent of Winter Storm Uri’s damage to Texas won’t be known for several months, or maybe even years, but farmers and ranchers are moving forward. One calf. One lamb. One seed at a time.
For more information on disaster assistance programs available, visit Texas Farm Bureau’s Winter Resources web page.
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