As Rice Farmers Turn to Groundwater, Can They Stay Afloat?


Facing the third straight year of cutoffs for irrigation water from the Lower Colorado River Authority, some Gulf Coast-area rice farmers are spending millions of dollars drilling wells to pump groundwater instead. 

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