Source: Texas AgriLife News
With no end in sight, flood waters continue to cause serious problems for a three-county area downstream from Falcon Dam on the Rio Grande, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.
"Farm and ranch losses here in Starr County will easily climb into the millions," said Omar Montemayor, an AgriLife Extension agent in Rio Grande City.
"We had several thousand acres of corn, sorghum and cantaloupes that were ready for harvest before the flood," said Ronnie Zamora, an AgriLife Extension agent-AgNR Cooperative Extension Program.
In addition to crop losses, growers will have to work the land once the flood waters are gone, Montemayor said.