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Defying Corn Odds in Texas
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu May 29, 2014 02:40 PM CDT

TEXAS PANHANDLE (DTN) -- As dust storms whip around the region and groundwater levels continue to fall, northern Texas Panhandle farmer Harold Grall's 95% continuous corn operation defies a seemingly grim outlook for growing corn in this part of the state.

With the region entering what may be the fourth year of drought, many Panhandle producers are moving away from corn simply because there isn't enough water, though recent rains have eased some of the pain.

Grall has learned he can be profitable with less water, primarily by keeping soil tied down with residue. However, exceptional drought conditions are making ...

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