Farm Progress

West Texas expects large cotton crop

October 6, 2010

The Texas High Plains cotton crop continues to offer promising yields as farmers get close to cranking up strippers and a few pickers in the next week to ten days.

Most farmers and industry observers encountered on a recent Southwest Farm Press trek into the High Plains, indicated production could be off a bit from last year, but increased acreage and record low abandonment—less than 3 percent—will mean close to an 8.8 million bale state production.

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