Good season forecast for grain growers in Texas.
On Thursday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the state's forecast for grain growers. (Published Friday, Dec. 2, 2014)
But that prediction is based on more than a few factors that may be changing in the coming weeks.
"We're really pleased to announce that the state has issued its second crop forecast this week. This year's forecast is based on factors such as a favorable harvest and weather conditions," Miller said in a release. "This means that farmers will continue to be getting the bulk of their sales from this time of year."
It will be the fourth year in a row that Texas has issued its agricultural forecasts, the third this year, the second the season after last and the first one on the eve of Halloween. The last two years were also full of forecast issues, with a big reason being a lack of rainfall in the summer months.
Miller said on Thursday that, overall, this time wi바카라 게임ll be "a wet year with the exception of December as I've always said."
"I was hoping for less rain and more sunshine so I didn't have to worry about flooding. But we're not where we should be, the rain should have come a few weeks ago. We've had this little bit of rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I expect to have the same amount of rain this week."
The good news for farmers and a lot of people is that Texas is getting more rainfall. Miller is using a formula that assumes a 50 percent gain or 3 percent increase in rain in November and December and a 12 percent increase in August and September.
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Some farmers complained that the change is more of a signal to do more irrigation this fall rather than more during this season. A lot of grain grows where irrigation is used instead, so it's a change that farmers may have to take.
Miller, however, said the increase was "an indication that rainfall is forecast to be more frequent as the rest of this year will also see increased rainfall than this year."
Miller says weather patterns, in particular the warm, dry months of November and December, are helping to boost crop yields in the fall.
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