"The drought is stressing everyone," said Keith Martin, White County Cooperative Extension agent. "Farmers are trying to water everything they can with the water supplies they have.
"Reservoirs are reaching [critically low] levels, and it's really early in the year for that to be happening."
Ranchers' grass has reached a critically low level, too, Martin said, and some are already feeding their cattle hay. Hay, however, also happens to be in short supply, as the amount cut this year was half of the typical amount, Martin said.
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