Rains came too late for many farmers

  • June 3, 2013 - Brownsville Herald
  • “Recent rainfall, although small, has made a big difference to one local farmer who said it should help him weather the withering drought that is crippling Rio Grande Valley crop production. Wesley Valerius grows cotton, sorghum and hay between Harlingen and Santa Rosa. He is hopeful that by nursing the small amount of irrigation water he has left in his allotment, along with the extra water he’s purchased and the sporadic rain of the past month, he’ll complete this crop year. But that’s not the case for many farmers...” FULL STORY