Cotton Gins Josh Mcginty,Texas AgriLife
Cotton gins and other structures were badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Top galleries of 2017 are images of despair, destruction and hope

Galleries from 2017 show hurricane, wildfire damage, and images of support and hope

The most widely viewed galleries on the Southwest Farm Press website for 2017 featured disasters, including Hurricane Harvey and devastating wildfires in the Texas High Plains and northern Oklahoma. But with the disasters came an incredible outpouring of support and aid—from monetary donations, to thousands of bales of hay, to labor to help string new fences, clean up debris and round up scattered cattle.

And one gallery featured efforts of family, friends and neighbors to harvest a dear friend’s final cotton crop.

These galleries are stark reminders of the tenuous nature of agriculture, but also the resilience of the men and women who operate farms and ranches across the country and the willingness of friends, neighbors, family and even strangers to help in times of trouble.

 

Photos show destruction of Hurricane Harvey

South Texas begins long process of digging out after Harvey

Wildfires leave unthinkable loss across Southern Plains

South Texas farmers describe storm damage

Harvest shows Danny’s last crop was a good one

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