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Wheat Worries

Texoma Wheat farmers could see crop values rise or drop in the coming weeks. It all depends on how hard they were hit by last week's storms.

Fred Dwyer has farmed for decades. Dwyer has acres of wheat as far as the eye can see. Soon the wheat will be ready to thrash, Dwyer is hoping sometime after May.

"If it will quit now I don't see a lot of damage, but that's not to say we don't have it," said Dwyer.

The recent rains caused flooding in many parts of Texoma and could have possibly washed crops deep into the mud. According to Dwyer a farmer can get between $100-$125 for an acre of wheat. If the crops are washed out it can cut a farmer's profit in half.

"We just see I've had between seven to eight inches here this week, that's a lot of water," said Dwyer.

The ground is still wet in some parts, but is beginning to dry out. Dwyer said he has faith that the record breaking drought may finally be coming to an end.

"We were against it the last three years," said Dwyer.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6

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