Recent trips from the Northeast corner of Texas, south through the Blacklands and on into the Brazos Bottoms offered up some surprise observations.
1) A lot of crops are not as bad as folks expected them to be just a few weeks back. 2) Most areas have received at least a little rain over the past two or three weeks, and 3) no one is out of the woods yet. A lot of the Southwest remains in some stage of drought with significant portions of the region in the two worst phases—extreme and exceptional.
We did manage to find some promising crop photo ops during our travels.