Experts predict little Valley cotton to make it to harvest
In early July, dryland cotton between Rio Hondo and Sebastian in Willacy County showed signs of severe heat and drought stress. Under normal rainfall conditions, plants should have been almost waist-high and wide enough to obscure the furrows between the rows, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
COLLEGE STATION -- While parts of the state have seen some rollback of the worst drought conditions, Lower Rio Grande Valley farmers continue to endure another year of extreme and severe drought, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. . . .