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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

December 26 – January 1

Published Jan. 3, 2012 @ 10:51 p.m.

Summary: Areas of East Texas and the Lower Valley received up to 0.25 inches of rainfall, while the rest of the state observed little to no rainfall.

Small Grains: In northern areas of the state, dry land winter wheat progressed well due to recent moisture in areas of the Northern High Plains. Winter wheat in areas of the Cross Timbers progressed well due to warmer temperatures. Emerging winter wheat and oats slowed due to a recent cold front in areas of the Blacklands. Winter wheat and oats progressed well in areas of the South Texas due to timely rain showers and replenished soil moisture.

Row Crops: Cotton harvest was virtually complete in areas of the Northern High Plains.

Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop: Cabbage and spinach progressed well due to recent rain showers while producers benefited from reduced irrigation costs in areas of South Texas. Spinach harvest resumed due to recent dry open weather in southern areas of the state.

Livestock, Range and Pasture: Across the state, some cattle were released on wheat pastures due to low hay supplies. Stock tank levels improved due to recent rain showers; however, more moisture was needed. Cool season grasses continued to progress well due to earlier rain showers and recent warmer weather.

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