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Wheat harvest underway on the Texas Plains

Despite rain delays and repeated hail threats, South Plains producers are in the throws of wheat harvest

Swisher and Hale counties producer Barry Evans, talks with Farm Press about the 2019 wheat harvest as he harvest's wheat on one of his son's farms, Eric Evans. Barry also talks about the progress of his sorghum and cotton crop. 

"It’s fun to talk about the sorghum right now because it’s doing really well," he says. "The moisture has been good for it and the market is up sharply on the grains, so it’s really looking good."

See, COTTON SPIN: Kicking the can down the muddy road

Barry is also candid about the struggling cotton crop which has endured heavy rainfall, hail, high winds and cooler temperatures across the Texas Plains this year -- a striking contrast to the 2018 crop that suffered from drought. But Barry isn't giving up.

"We want to be optimistic and really watch what we do and watch where we spend our money."

To view his interview, click here

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