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This Year’s No Good, Very Bad Crawfish SeasonCrawfish lovers likely won’t be feeling the “laissez les bon temps rouler” spirit this year. Farmers and restaurateurs are in a supply crisis as crawfish season kicks off, but the bleakness of the situation depends on where you look and when you expect to find them. Last summer in Louisiana—where 90 percent of crawfish production occurs in the U.S. (Texas is the number two producer)—brought record-breaking drought and temperatures so high that Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency. There also wasn’t enough freshwater to flood the fields in October, a procedure that gets the crawfish to emerge from their burrows and repopulate. A January freeze was no help, either. The result of all those factors is an estimated 60 percent loss to Louisiana’s…

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