Crops Swim in Texas
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:34 AM CDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (DTN) -- Record rainfall wasn't the only surprise for South Texas farmer Jim Massey this spring.

"I found a family of ducks living in one sorghum field the other day," the Robstown, Texas, farmer recalled. "A mother duck swam by with six little babies trailing behind her."

After years of drought, Texas has been besieged by moisture this year, leaving farmers with flooded fields, lost acres and delayed crops facing an uncertain future. Yet South Texas farmers plug ahead, determined to see their beleaguered crops through to the end.

Massey, who usually splits his 2,600 acres fairly ...

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