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New Farm Bureau web site highlights drought of ’09
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Most all of Texas is gripped in some degree of drought condition, but the worst targets the heart of the state, spanning a region from Temple to Victoria and Huntsville to Kerrville.

The Texas Farm Bureau Public Relations team hit the road in mid-February to begin searching out those most impacted by this Central Texas catastrophe. The first of those stories makes up the basis for the Texas Farm Bureau’s newly launched, fully interactive Internet feature: The Drought of ’09: One for the Record.

“We traveled through the heart of the worst drought facing Central Texas in the last 100 years,” said TFB’s Publication Editor Mike Barnett. “We let those suffering its consequences tell the story of the devastation of our state’s dearest resources—the people and its land.”

The website has several features, including a roundup of statewide drought news stories from across Texas, a fully interactive photo slideshow, and a number of video and audio productions. It also contains links for state and national drought resources, and a collection of stories written and published by the Texas Farm Bureau.

Unique to the site is a feature called “In the Field,” which provides a window into the making of the stories found on the website, as told by the writers.

The Drought of ’09: One for the Record will be updated regularly as long as drought conditions persist in the state.

To check it out now, visit http://www.txfb.org/newsmanager/templates/drought.asp
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