WOOD HI — As heavy rains pelted Brian Adamek’s southeast Victoria County farm in May, and again in June, and again in July, he eventually lost track of how many inches had fallen.

“I quit counting, honestly,” said Adamek, who grows sorghum, corn and cotton on his 2,000-acre farm and serves as a state director with the Texas Farm Bureau. “The gauges kept overflowing.”

Victoria County farmer Brian Adamek describes how heavy rainfall in recent months has affected his sorghum crop.

Record-breaking rains threaten local crops

A head of sorghum sprouts early in one of Brian Adamek's fields in Victoria County after heavy rainfall.

Record-breaking rains threaten local crops

View of a flooded field on Brian Adamek's property. Adamek farms cotton, corn and sorghum in southeast Victoria County.

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Mark Rosenberg reports on local, regional and breaking news for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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