Ag losses in Texas following devastating freeze are estimated at $600 million, according to one expert

Dr. Jeff Hyde with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension says that early losses to ag in Texas are estimated at $600 million dollars.

According to Dr. Hyde, "$230 million affecting the citrus crop, $228 million for livestock, and $150 million for vegetable crops... That’s an initial estimate, and I would consider that conservative in almost all cases because in some cases, we’ve got to wait and see what the lingering impacts are going to be.”

To get an accurate estimate, Hyde says that Extension agents reached out to farmers and ranchers in their counties. They are still collecting all the data.