Ask Eddie - Rain coming too late for Rio Grande Valley

Reported by: Rebecca Rivers
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Updated: 7/17/2013 4:28 pm
Even though the rain across the state is a welcomed sight for some areas the rain is coming at the wrong time and could affect harvesting in the Rio Grande Valley. 

"Talking about the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas and what we're seeing with this storm system that's moving through, they are further along than we are here in West Texas. And the rain is definitely going to pose some problems as they're going into harvest, weather that be for cotton, grains, or whatever. The rains are welcome across the state of Texas, but these guys need time to get their crops out especially enduring the drought all summer long. They just want the chance to be able to get these crops out because if it starts raining it's going to deteriorate the quality of their crops and what they're trying to get out of there. They probably need two to three weeks to get these crops out and for the money that they've put into them this summer, they really need to get them out and not rely on insurance if they're able to get insurance. Most of the crops have already been insured out, meaning that they cannot collect on another crop. So anything they can get from the crops right now is what they'll harvest. Anything else, if they lose any of the crops, that's just going to be money out of their pockets."

Catch Eddie for more information for the producer and the consumer every weekday starting at 1 p.m. on AM 950, 100.7 FM, and if you have any questions for Eddie you can email him at AgDay@fox34.com. 


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