More bad news for the farming industry as those who plow the fields in San Patricio County are looking at only 50-percent of the cotton crop coming in this year.
County experts said that there simply hasn't been enough rain and it hasn't come at the right time to make a good crop this year.
While there was plenty of cotton in the fields, the yield won't be good because of the lack of rain. The sorghum crop is also in trouble, with losses expected to be anywhere from 50 to 75-percent.
"Last several years, we've had a few droughts which we should not have," said Kenny Gallia of Hlavinka Equipment. "These are 100-year droughts that we're having every couple years. Now this year, we're down 50-percent and still recovering from last year. If it wasn't for crop insurance, we'd have a lot of farmers going under this year."
Farmers in San Patricio County rely on dry-land farming because drilling wouldn't produce useable water. So they're dependent on mother nature, and she's not cooperating again this year.
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