Corn harvest is starting in earnest in the Texas panhandle for Spurlock Family Farms, located between Stratford and Sunray.
They started cutting corn a week ago, taking it slow while waiting on the fields to finish drying.
Plentiful rains in the winter and spring helped get crops to a good start, but the rain stopped falling in July.
Despite the lack of rain, yields are holding up.
“We’re looking at 230 to 260 bushel corn right now,” said Wesley Spurlock of Spurlock Farms. “We’re really tickled with what we’ve got. It may not be the biggest yields we’ve ever seen, but anytime we get these type of yields, it’s a great harvest.”