COLLEGE STATION — More snow came to parts of Texas last month, contributing more moisture to already saturated fields.
It’s the wettest winter many can remember. But for the most part, it's good news, especially after years of drought or near-drought conditions, said some Texas AgriLife Extension agents.
“From what I can gather, talking to people around here, it’s been 20 to 25 years since we’ve had this kind of winter,” said David Graf, AgriLife Extension agent in Sherman County, in the northern Panhandle.
Though not as severe as the winter snowstorm a couple of weeks ago, the Feb. 22 snow covered pastures and made tending livestock difficult, Graf said.
In the extension service's central district, which includes Somervell and surrounding counties, producers were still unable to get into fields to prepare for planting or fertilize because of wet conditions. Stock tanks were full. Cold rains and freezing precipitation took a toll on livestock. Producers continued to provide supplemental feed to livestock, the extension service reported.