Texas may be on the way to becoming all hat and no cattle.
The already changed climate is rippling through the Texas and national economy. Rising seas have doubled the latest flood zone in the flood maps of New York City, and drought has plunged America's cattle herd to the lowest level since 1952. Beef processing plants are closing, and beef prices are rising.
The drought has been especially severe in Texas, and there the cattle herd has fallen by 1 million head or 20% in just 2 years. http://agebb.missouri.edu/mkt/bull12c.htm. So while the wind business in Texas is roaring, the Texas cattle business is wilting.