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Pasture, rangeland, crops deteriorating in South Texas
6/6/2018 6:53:08 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Atascosa County, TX
Brooks County, TX
Cameron County, TX
Dimmit County, TX
Duval County, TX
Frio County, TX
Hidalgo County, TX
Jim Hogg County, TX
Jim Wells County, TX
Kenedy County, TX
Kleberg County, TX
La Salle County, TX
Live Oak County, TX
Maverick County, TX
McMullen County, TX
Starr County, TX
Webb County, TX
Willacy County, TX
Zapata County, TX
Zavala County, TX

Start Date: 6/5/2018 -  
Pasture and rangeland conditions in South Texas were still declining due to heat and the lack of rain. Supplemental feeding of livestock and wildlife was increasing. Stock tank levels were decreasing, with some producers beginning to haul water while others started culling their herds. Some row crops were faring poorly and yield potential was expected to be down. Crop adjusters found several grain sorghum fields to be total losses. Some grain sorghum was cut for cattle feed. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), June 5, 2018
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