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Grasses dormant, cattle being taken to market in Rolling Plains, Texas
8/9/2018 7:11:39 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Archer County, TX
Baylor County, TX
Childress County, TX
Clay County, TX
Cottle County, TX
Dickens County, TX
Foard County, TX
Hardeman County, TX
Haskell County, TX
Jack County, TX
Kent County, TX
King County, TX
Knox County, TX
Montague County, TX
Motley County, TX
Palo Pinto County, TX
Parker County, TX
Stephens County, TX
Stonewall County, TX
Throckmorton County, TX
Wichita County, TX
Wilbarger County, TX
Wise County, TX
Young County, TX

Start Date: 8/7/2018 -  
Pastures and rangeland in the Rolling Plains were in poor condition. Lacking moisture, grasses went dormant, forcing ranchers to increase supplemental feed. Very little hay to bale and sell. Increasing numbers of cattle being taken to market. Cotton plants suffering from lack of rain and showing stress. Boll counts were very low. Even native trees were showing drought stress. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), Aug. 7, 2018
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