West Texas congressmen react to farm bill passage

With the passage of a revised version of the original farm bill, which does not include the nutritional program, local congressmen have begun to weigh in.

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KPitman - 7/12/2013 6:47 AM
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Areas in Texas are geographically defined. East Texas is known for its pines, the Hill Country for its limestone hills, Coastal Plains are, well, flat areas that extend to the coast. Lubbock is flat, just as flat as Amarillo and it is geographically located just right above Post, Tx. Go to Post, which is in West Texas, on US 114 and you drive straight up 1000 ft to the beginning of the Panhandle or the Llano Estacado or High Plains, which extends to Nebraska. Lubbock is about 50 miles, due north, from there. Abilene, Big Springs, Marfa, and El Paso are all rugged terrain that is characterised by mesquite, rolling sand hills, more mesquite, sage, and more sage for 100's of MILES. No real grazing land. Takes a HUGE spread to run a few head out there. Lubbock has farms, lots of farms, and more farms. Lubbock is actually in physically in the Panhandle. I have yet to ever see and land there that is reminiscent of, say, Lamesa. How is Lubbock in West Texas? When I was a kid growing up in the Panhandle, Lubbock was in the Panhandle. When did that change?
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