Exploring the aftermath of a weather disaster

The Around Farm Progress podcast shares insight on how farmers and ranchers in the southwest are coping, and more, from that record cold snap

The images of broken water pipes and people lining up to get fresh water filled the airwaves and newspapers as residents of the Southwest worked to dig themselves out of some of the coldest weather on record. But what about the farms and ranches hit by that same weather?

Temperatures dropped into the single digits during the second week of February and yet a week later, they rose back into the 70s. We wanted to get a closer look, so we turned to Shelley Huguley, Southwest Farm Press, for her insight, and while she found plenty of bad news, there was one silver lining.

Listen to what Shelley found as she lived through, and covered, the winter storm. And she shared a slideshow of what she found.

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The historic weather that impacted everyone in the South and Southwest had a significant impact on farms. From frozen cattle to winter-damaged citrus.

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