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October 13, 2020

Drought stirs fears of calamity in Central Oregon

The Bulletin

BEND, Oregon — Evan Thomas, a farmer in Jefferson County, is used to seeing the landscape around his farm covered in various shades of green. This year those colors have mostly turned to brown, with occasional clouds of dust filling the skies.

“It's a horrible, horrible mess,” Thomas, who owns T&H Farms LLC with his uncle Mark Hagman, told The Bulletin. They grow carrots for seed, Kentucky bluegrass for seed, wheat for seed and timothy hay on 1,250 acres near Culver.

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