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High Plains Agriculture Supports A Lot Of Jobs In The Area

Farmers, Ranchers Struggle As Texas Endures Historic Drought
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Agriculture is big business on the High Plains.  A recent analysis shows agriculture supported more than 103,000 jobs in 2010.

Texas Tech and Texas A&M teamed up to produce the study.  The report concludes that more than $12 billion in economic impact is due to agriculture.  The study used a five year average of production in 41 counties, covering a variety of crops.

It is expected that those numbers will continue to grow in the future.

For more see this article from Pronews7

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