After a year of loss, farmers lose more money because of droughts

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February was a tough month for local farmers, many losing entire acres of work, now droughts are doing almost the same.

“The drought that we have right now, we have to be irrigating and irrigating,” said George Rodriguez, a local farmer from Cameron County.

Irrigation districts are currently preparing for a solution so that another loss won’t be ahead for local farmers.

“The upcoming peak irrigation season will cause the supplies to start to dwindle and continue expected shortages for the next few weeks and upcoming months,” Camco Irrigation District 3 General Manager Sonia Lambert said. “It essentially affects the municipalities in those districts where irrigation districts water is required in systems to deliver to municipalities.”

Lambert is asking residents to conserve water and be mindful of its use because it could mean saving many acres and work from local farmers.

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