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Cotton under irrigation in Texas' Coastal Bend
6/6/2018 4:49:51 PM

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Aransas County, TX
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Jackson County, TX
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Washington County, TX
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Start Date: 6/5/2018 -  
The need for rain in the Coastal Bend prompted farmers to move irrigation to cotton where it was possible as corn and cotton were suffering in the hot, dry weather. Yields were marginal for some of the hay just harvested. Rangeland and pasture conditions continued to deteriorate. More livestock were being sold at auction as the lack of forage became a greater concern. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), June 5, 2018