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File photo of crops ruined by drought. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Farmers Scuffle Through Record South Texas Drought

Normally the flat fields surrounding this small farming community display neat rows of cotton running to the horizon and grain sorghum with heavy seed heads waving in the breeze. But now dozens of wind turbines whirl lazily above a patchwork of fields, some completely barren, others displaying only spotty growth.