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|Posted: Jan 04, 2008 1:42 pm Post subject: Rain, high grain prices make 2007 a year to remember (TX)
|Rain, high grain prices make 2007 a year farmers will remember
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)--Kevin Crooks was one of many in Texas agriculture who couldn't resist.
A full-time rancher in recent years, the Tulia cattle producer eyed the high prices for wheat and corn and returned to farming both.
His winter wheat fields harvested in June were "phenomenal."
"It was by far the best wheat crop that I've ever produced and I've farmed since 1984," Crooks said. "I think I could have skated through the rest of the year."
Across Texas, the nation's No. 2 agriculture state, this year's high grain prices and wet spring and early summer resulted in a record $100 billion in economic impact. In July, state officials declared a nearly decade-long drought ended.
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