Weather Alert

Drought Taking Hold of Randall County

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In an update on Randall County, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent JD Ragland talks about 4-H activities during COVID-19, early wheat planting for stocker cattle, and as harvest approaches – drought is setting in and making itself known to area producers.

“Thus far, in Randall County, according to the National Weather Service we’ve only accumulated about 5.4 inches of moisture since January 1 of this year, up until this point. And that’s not very much…if we compare that back to 2019, just a year ago up to this point and time, 2019 we had already accumulated 13 inches of moisture.” JD went on to say that, “it’s really taken a toll, and we’re just anticipating right now that our yield in all crops is going to be down.”

Listen to the complete interview with JD Ragland and Ag Director Shannon Gray.


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