Texas cotton growers have been hurt by the drought, hail and blowing sand that has damaged nearly 50 percent of the cotton crop. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas cotton growers are expecting to harvest 1.86 million acres, down from the 3.7 million planted in the spring. Texas leads the nation in cotton production with the South Plains region producing two-thirds of the state’s cotton. That region is expected to harvest 2.57 million bales of the state’s 4.1 million. Read more (Associated Press).
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