Late spring storms have brought greenery and a sigh of relief for much of the Texas panhandle. However, ample moisture isn’t always the shot in the arm needed for cotton fields. Farmers have begun to see cotton losses with the wet weather.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the Texas panhandle was experiencing 100% drought stress from D1 moderate drought to D4 exceptional drought. Significant precipitation brought the area to D1 in the worst drought-stricken areas. Currently, 42% of Texas is free from drought, compared to 22% at the beginning of spring.

Read more on Texas weather and drought- and moisture-stricken cotton here.