Experts Discuss Winter Impacts on Agriculture

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Agricultural professionals and weather experts met in Weslaco today to discuss the winter season outlook.

This meeting was made to introduce local producers to the latest data that may impact agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley.

According to Texas A&M Agrilife, South Texas agriculture has an impact of nearly 1.6 billion dollars.

Part of today’s discussion included a survey from national organizations to figure out how local producers get their information.

Brian Fuchs Climatologist for the National Drought Mitigation Center says, “It impacts the water capacity of the region. The soils dry out quicker, people are using more water and it’s just harder to get that moisture back into the soils and that when it gets warm. That is an ongoing problem …” 

Meteorologists from the national weather service warn people of a warmer, dryer winter and even a potential freeze mid December.

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