"Everything is looking really, really good for us this year. Most if it is because of the good rains we have had,” said Jerry Multer, Manager of Wall Co-Op. “Been a lot of years I have always been real negative about how little rain we had and how bad it looked but right now it is looking really, really good."
With plenty of moisture in the ground and cooler temperatures, Jerry Multer, manager of the Wall Co-op says farmers were able to grow more grains this season.
Multer said, "So this year we
planted a lot of wheat, we planted a lot of milo, we planted a lot of
corn. By a lot of corn probably double
what we normally do around here. Corn
needs a lot of water and we don't have a lot of water to work with a lot of
times and this was a perfect year for it."
Farmers are expecting a good yield from the crops and Multer says even better news, the price of grains are higher than in years past.
"Most of this is cause by the ethanol deal that is going on across the country right now. Grains have just gone up all over and when corn goes up wheat and everything else follows it real well,” said Multer.
Aside from grains, cotton has recently been planted and Multer also has a positive out look for the up coming growing months.
Multer said, "We could have an exceptional year over all. We are not there yet, this is only June or the end of June and first of July we will know a whole lot more come the first of September."
While most farmlands have benefited from the recent rains, areas around Ballinger and further east have had to deal with losses do to the excessive rainfall.