If you spot anything green in a Texas farm field these days, it probably says “John Deere” on it.
But 86-year-old James Henderson will plant winter wheat anyway in a few weeks, and he hopes he’s not wasting his sweat.
We asked him what he’ll do if there’s no rain for that wheat. “I wish you could tell me,” Henderson said, stepping across his cracked land.
The octogenarian still helps farm 500 acres near Itasca. He says he had a good wheat yield earlier this year, but figures he lost about half of his milo crop — his small contribution to the record $5.2 billion agriculture loss in Texas.