Panhandle: Hail destroyed approximately 5,000 acres of cotton and from 2,500 to 3,500 acres of corn in Deaf Smith County. Soil-moisture levels varied from very short to surplus, with most counties reporting mostly short to adequate. Most corn was in good condition. Sorghum was mostly fair to good. Cotton varied from poor to excellent condition, with most reporting good to fair. Wheat was being harvested and in from very poor to excellent condition with most reporting fair to good. Rangeland and pastures continued to improve, but were still in very poor to excellent condition, with most reporting poor. Cattle were reported to be in good condition.
Rolling Plains: Cotton growers nearly finished planting, but were having trouble getting some plantings emerged and established. High winds and heavy rain were hard on tender, new plants. Also, some producers were fighting sand blows. However, pastures looked good thanks to the rains, but needed more moisture soon to offset high temperatures. Producers worried what just one week of 100-plus days will do to dryland cotton. Hay fields were being damaged by grasshoppers. Livestock generally remained in good condition. Peach growers were harvesting, and reported good to excellent quality, with fair to good yields. Wise County reported pecan case-bearer moths found in traps.
South: Temperatures continued to rise, and rangeland and pastures declined due to the heat and lack of moisture. Ranchers were already searching for sources of alternative feed and water. In Webb County, most ranchers were debating whether to restock due to the high cost of replacements. In the northern part of the region, corn was in fair condition, but poor in the eastern counties. Cotton, however, was in fair to good condition throughout the region. In Zavala County, it was reported to be in excellent condition. In Frio County, the potato harvest was finished, and cotton was flowering. In Maverick County, farmers were busy harvesting vegetables and baling coastal Bermuda grass and sorghum hay. In Zavala County, farmers were actively irrigating cotton and spraying for light boll weevil infestations. Also in that county, cabbage and onion harvests were completed, corn-harvest preparations were in progress, and most sorghum had turned color. In Hidalgo County, growers were preparing to harvest sunflowers and grain sorghum, and actively irrigating sugarcane, cotton and citrus crops. In Starr County, there were some light showers. About 15 percent of Willacy County cotton began opening, and 75 percent of sorghum was harvested.