By Mike Barnett
Mother Nature is a fickle lady when it comes to moisture. Especially for Texas farmers and ranchers.
Too much. Not enough. Just right.
The third is the least common scenario.
This year, rain has been wild, unpredictable, devastating and wonderful. Sometimes all in the same area.
The season kicked off with abundant moisture in South and Central Texas. Spring came and it rained, rained and rained. Planting was delayed. The wheat crop suffered. Farmers kept looking for a break. And more rain came. Many farmers in South, Central and North Texas never fully recovered. Crops were stunted. Lost. Or never planted.Read More