Drought (copy)

Docks sit on a dry bank of Ochoco Reservoir in Prineville, Ore., last summer. Nationwide, many farm and ranch losses were linked to drought, according to an American Farm Bureau analysis.

Economists at the American Farm Bureau Federation estimate major weather disasters caused $21.5 billion in damage to crops and rangeland last year, well above the $12.5 billion in damage reported in 2021.

The estimates do not include infrastructure damage, livestock losses, horticulture crop losses or timber losses, as data for them aren’t readily available.

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