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Willacy Co. Farmer Says Cotton Crop in Jeopardy Due to Drought

1 year 11 months 4 weeks ago Monday, April 02 2018 Apr 2, 2018 April 02, 2018 3:59 PM April 02, 2018 in News

RAYMONDVILLE – Some Rio Grande Valley farmers continue to push through drought conditions as their crops thirst for rain.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS first introduced you to Spence Pennington, a dryland farmer in Willacy County, nearly two weeks ago.

Pennington tells us he was hoping for rain by Easter, but the recent rainfall missed most of the Valley.

He says his fields remain dry and his cotton crop is in danger. If it doesn’t rain soon, he says crop insurance could come into play.

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