Daniel Vaughn http://kut.org en How the Ongoing Drought is Affecting Texas BBQ http://kut.org/post/how-ongoing-drought-affecting-texas-bbq <p>Barbecue is sacrosanct in the Lone Star State, with brisket being&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/paul-burkas-case-against-chili-being-the-state-dish-of-texas">arguably the most Texan</a> of dishes. But since 2006, Texas' extended drought has proved a problem for ranchers. In 2011 –&nbsp;the driest year on record –&nbsp;many cattle ranchers gave up, choosing to sell off as they watched their land dry up.</p><p>That wave of sell-offs not only affected Texas ranchers, but also affected the bounty of beef ribs, chopped beef and beautifully marbled brisket throughout the state.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tmbbq.com/">Texas Monthly BBQ editor</a>&nbsp;Daniel Vaughn tells Texas Standard's David Brown it's not only caused beef prices to rise, but could affect the taste and quality of Texas barbecue for years to come.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134319836&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:09:56 +0000 Emily Donahue 9767 at http://kut.org How the Ongoing Drought is Affecting Texas BBQ