Rain could help start of winter wheat

POSTED: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- Central Texas farmers may finally get some relief thanks to those showers.

Though the nearly six-inch rain will not end the drought it may help certain terrain going forward.

As in greener pastures for livestock by next spring and for farmers starting to plant their winter crops.

"This time around the winter wheat, which will be planted very shortly, there may be a little bit of moisture now. So we may have some, some optimism of course they're going to need some more rain for it to actually produce a good crop but at least it might get off to a better start," said Gene Hall, Texas Farm Bureau spokesman.

Hall said the biggest gain from the rain is the morale among local farmers, who have endured the driest year in decades.

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