Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) says it’s not a coincidence that it’s the hardest hit.
AMS is responsible for coordinating the marketing of food for the nation’s farms and ranchers.
They’ve also been hard hit by dry conditions, with nearly a quarter of their operations either not operating at all or having only minimal water supply.
According to the organization’s latest quarterly report, AMS received $14.1 million in water bills in 2016, up from $8.5 million in 2015.
And that’s just the water department.
AMSA reported a record $3.3 billion in total water bills for all states and territories.
The water department, however, has struggled with the drought, with just $2.5 billion of its total water budget coming from a federal appropriation.
“The vast majority of our operations were impacted by drought conditions, so we are extremely thankful to AMSA for their hard work and dedication to our water needs,” the organization said in a statement.
However, not all of AMSA’s water business is affected.
The organization also reported that while its total sales volume declined, the company’s overall revenue fell by more than $2 billion.
In 2016, AMSA made a $847 million profit, a drop of more than 7 percent from the previous year.
But the organization is also facing increased competition.
Last year, AMSP reported a loss of more $1.6 billion, a decrease of about 3 percent from last year.
That decline was largely attributed to lower consumer spending.
Meanwhile, AMSEA is facing increased pressure from state and local officials to shut down or curtail their operations.
For example, Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott, who has called the drought a “catastrophe,” is pressing Texas and the rest of the nation to make “critical decisions” on water conservation.
And there are several other major water issues that have come up in the past week.
One of the biggest issues in the drought was the removal of a critical aquifer in Texas that was believed to hold enough water to keep Texas cities in their current form.
As we reported earlier this week, the Aquifer Protection Act is expected to be signed into law by Governor Abbott on Tuesday.
That bill would remove the aquifer’s “protection from development,” which would mean that cities could not develop within 10 miles of the aquifers.
This legislation would also limit the number of wells that cities can drill, and require that they pay the cost of removing the aquids aquifer.
Other areas of the country also saw severe water shortages.
During the summer of 2016, New York City had to close about 40 percent of its water pumping stations, leaving the city with only a fraction of the supply that it had.
A drought that hit the country harder than Texas could have potentially impacted other parts of the United States.
President Donald Trump announced a $5 billion water plan on Tuesday, which would allow the federal government to issue up to $3 billion more to states and localities to pay for water infrastructure and projects.
At the same time, the US government has filed an emergency request to Congress for $7 billion to help the drought-stricken nation.
To put that into perspective, that’s a lot of money that would be spent on the drought relief that the Trump administration has requested, and is going to be funded.
So, while it’s unclear if a drought-related flood or flooding will hit Texas or the country, it seems clear that there is a large amount of pressure on the federal, state and state-level to help those that have suffered the worst from the drought.
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