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Texas Farm Losses Seen Topping $600 Million After Winter Blast

Photographer: Eddie Seal/Bloomberg

The severe winter storm that knocked out Texas’ power grid last month also caused at least $600 million in damages to farms in the state, according to preliminary estimates from the Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Extension Service.

Extension economists projected losses from the deep freeze at $230 million in citrus, $228 million in livestock and $150 million in vegetable crops, according to a statement on Tuesday.