It's not very often that farmers and ranchers complain about the rain. For them, not only is water the essence of life, it is paramount to the success of their agricultural operations. But when is too much rain enough?
Since glyphosate-resistant water hemp and Palmer amaranth have been discovered in Texas in recent years, an exceptionally wet fall and winter and now spring season is causing concern that the growing season, while off to a good start, is also prime time for an exceptional uptick in weed problems across wide areas of Texas.
Because of multiple years of a debilitating drought, water flows in the Rio Grande have dropped dramatically, as they have in a pair of area reservoirs, the primary source of irrigation water to farmers in the region.