Rain Brings Good News for West Texas Farmers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/26/03

Rain Brings Good News for West Texas Farmers

West Texas farmers are thankful for Sunday night's rainfall. "This rain has been a real blessing. We needed it bad to get this crop started, and we're real lucky to get it," said Jimmy Smith, Cotton Farmer. Planting season is almost over, and rain is the one ingredient farmers still need to help their cotton crops grow.

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Right now Lubbock is two inches below average for it's total rainfall for the year. That lack of rain could have a drastic effect on the growing season. So, farmers are hoping there is still more to come. The planting deadline is June 5th.

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