Could this Drought have come at a worse time for Red States trying to ween themselves from the Federal Teat?

Update: "The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has already provided over $75 million in assistance to ranchers nationwide, with most of it going to Florida, New Mexico and Texas. An additional $62 million in crop insurance indemnities have already been provided to help other... show more "The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has already provided over $75 million in assistance to ranchers nationwide, with most of it going to Florida, New Mexico and Texas. An additional $62 million in crop insurance indemnities have already been provided to help other producers..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/us/12drought.html?pagewanted=all
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