Most of the state received from trace amounts to upwards of 1.5 inches of precipitation. Areas of East Texas
received up to two inches. Freezing temperatures with snowfall and ice were reported across the state. There
were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork.
Small Grains: Small grains were reported in various stages and conditions across the state. Winter wheat and
oats needed the moisture that came this past week all over the state. Meanwhile, producers started to assess
the damage to small grains from the weather.
Row Crops: Ground preparation for cotton continued in some parts of the Trans-Pecos area. Corn planting
continued towards the end of the week in the Coastal Bend and the Upper Coast but some crop damage was
reported from the extreme temperatures. Corn that was planted in South Texas and the Lower Valley was als
affected by the weather.
Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Most pecan trees were reported as having little to no limb breakage
from last week’s weather in the Southern High Plains. Pecan orchards were irrigated in the Trans-Pecos.
Meanwhile, fruit and vegetables in North East Texas, the Lower Valley, and the Trans-Pecos were damaged
from the weather. Early fruit trees froze in South Central Texas.
Livestock, Range and Pasture: Supplemental feeding increased across the state as producers worked to
keep livestock safe during extremely cold temperatures. As a result, supplemental feed and hay was in high
demand throughout the state. Some livestock loss was reported throughout the state due to weather. Pasture
and range condition was rated mostly poor, though pasture conditions varied greatly across the state.