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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

South Texas

I have made 2 trips to the Lower Rio Grande Valley since August 20. I was really not aware of the rich Agriculture in that region. It looks like they can grow anything. In approximate order of acreages observed, I have seen Citrus Groves, Sugar Cane, Grain Sorghum (In all stages of growth) Corn ( In all stages of growth) , Hay and Pasture, cotton, and soybeans. Most of the crops are grown with irrigation. The Rio Grande is the source of water. There are lots of Irrigation Districts and Drainage Districts. I also saw some very substantial Levees.

A highlight was visiting the last cable ferry crossing the Rio Grande. Three cars and a number of pedestrians were pulled across the River by hand.