It’s planting time for cool-season crops in the southern U.S., namely in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. And, farmers are making good progress despite some early-fall hurricane disruptions. Planting progress has caught up to the normal pace after early rain delays, enabling farmers to get onions, cabbage, carrots, kale and other leafy greens — crops that are shipped around the U.S., as far away as New York — sown within the usual timeframe. As of now, the region’s diversified farmers report strong early stands for the crops, a good sign heading into winter. Read more here.