YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
Some Texas corn farmers dealing with full grain bins, elevators
By Gary Joiner
You might say it’s a regular bin-buster.
This year’s Central Texas corn crop is so large that some farmers are running out of storage.
Grain bins and elevators in the area are full. That leaves some farmers storing the crop on the ground.
It’s not ideal, but it’s the best option for some when a crop this size comes out of the field.
Farmers can thank early rainfall in the spring for the bumper crop. It set things up perfectly.
Corn yields are the best many in the area have seen in a long time.
Growers in other parts of the state hope to have similar success. State corn harvest is now just over 50%.
The overall condition of the Texas corn crop is much better than a year ago, and the storage situation proves it.
Texas corn growers plant more than 2 million acres annually. Harvest can run as late as November in our state.
Farmers already finished with harvesting corn now hope for new moisture to arrive this fall.
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