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Producers in South Plains of Texas pre-irrigating for spring planting
4/3/2018 3:37:22 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Bailey County, TX
Borden County, TX
Castro County, TX
Cochran County, TX
Crosby County, TX
Dawson County, TX
Floyd County, TX
Gaines County, TX
Garza County, TX
Hale County, TX
Hockley County, TX
Lamb County, TX
Lubbock County, TX
Lynn County, TX
Mitchell County, TX
Parmer County, TX
Scurry County, TX
Swisher County, TX
Terry County, TX
Yoakum County, TX

Start Date: 3/27/2018 -  
Some producers in the South Plains were starting to pre-irrigate and prepare for spring planting at the end of a dry, windy month of March that caused problems for producers. Cattle were being taken off grazed wheat, and irrigation was increased on wheat meant for grain. Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), March 27, 2018
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