Excess rain threatens Texas crops

Rains are continuing through Southeast Texas this week, with people concerned about potential floods returning to the area. While many farmers appreciate what rain can do for their crops, some are concerned about too much rain. During the winter storm, Texas farmers lost at least $600 million worth of crops. Now, farmers are having to clean up again after a major rain event flooded many crops last week. This year has seen over 25 inches of rainfall which is four inches above the normal average.

More rain is in the forecast, but some growers are staying one step ahead by planting on plastic mulch to keep their produce risen off the ground in case it floods.

Source: potatogrower.com


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