Reminiscent of the 1930's, yesterday a dust bowl hit the Texas plains. The winds are just now picking up here in South Texas to a lesser degree, but it'll be enough to knock down a bunch of pecans that will be lost to hogs and deer.
In days of old, hundreds of people would be out picking up pecans by hand.
Now we have machines. And for reasons too long to describe here, they won't work in imperfect conditions.
So people don't have jobs and a substantial portion of the crop goes to waste.
They call this progress.