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Texas Farms Feel Heat From Severe Drought

Kiernan Majerus-Collins/youthjournalism.org



A dried up and dead cornfield in Texas.

By Kiernan Majeus-Collins
Senior Reporter

GATESVILLE, Texas, U.S.A. — Fields of corn burned and brown by the drought appear along the roads of the Texas hill country.
Looking over thousands of stalks, not one is green, not one is left alive.
From here, along state route 84, the deserted fields stretch for many miles, a number of them already plowed under. There are farmers who have already given up on this year’s crop.
These fields are some of the American farmlands that are suffering from the nation’s worst drought since the 1950s.