Abundance of rain hurting some San Antonio-area farmers’ crops
For many San Antonio-area farmers, crops are their sole source of income, and rain is always a welcome sight, but too much can be a problem. A farmer on the Southwest Side says this week has already brought too much rain, damaging some of his crops.
Seguin family picking up the pieces after losing everything in fire
SEGUIN – A family who managed to escape as flames consumed their farm home is picking up the pieces and working to move forward after losing everything. She said her 12-year-old son, Jayden, was a hero during the fire and rescued her 9-month old baby, 9-year-old son and the family pet. “It’s kind of crazy because, at 27, my 12-year-old son handled this better than I did, Pettinger said. AdFire crews arrived hauling in water in tanks to put out the flames, Pettinger said. She and her family welcome any donations, which can be dropped off at the Seguin Storage on Kingsbury Street in Seguin during regular business hours.
‘We should have been a priority’: Consumers may feel the pinch at checkout after Texas farmers hit hard by winter storm
ST. HEDWIG, Texas – Farmers across Texas were hit hard by the recent winter storm and rotating blackouts that knocked out power in many communities. Consumers can expect to feel the effects at the grocery store, with empty shelves and higher prices for some products. But the Scotts could not make it through the 2021 winter storm that left much of Texas without power. State relief for farmers is not available, and federal funds are slow to trickle in, according to the agriculture commissioner. The Texas Department of Agriculture has the STAR Fund, which is made up of private donations that help farmers during a disaster.