Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
SHERMAN, TX-Texas grain producers have voted not to establish a statewide grain indemnity fund.
The Texas Department of Agriculture said the proposal didn't receive the two-thirds of the vote needed to pass. It would have created an insurance fund to help protect farmers against the risks of selling or storing grain in a warehouse.
The Texas Legislature passed legislation to create the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board after an agricultural catastrophe at Dorchester Grains, in Grayson county. Almost a hundred Texoma farmers lost everything they had. Grain elevator owner John Chumbley pleaded guilty to two felony charges and was ordered to pay back $400,000 to those farmers.