Producers expecting high yields despite Harvey cotton crop losse

Producers expecting high yields despite Harvey cotton crop losses

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LUBBOCK -

It looks like it's going to be a good cotton harvest this year.

Producers commute from across the South Plains to attend the "State of Cotton" presentation with Plains Cotton Growers.

The state and the country are expecting big yields.

Hopefully the potential for record yields in the South Plains can make up for the loss of the cotton crop in southeast Texas.

"The situation around the U.S. is actually quite good and everybody is very optimistic," Cotton Council International President Eddy Esteve said. "Just ready to start harvesting before, I guess, before the next weather event."

Going into the final stretch, the Plains are seeing an increase of rain.

Despite the bad timing, farmers aren't too worried.

"In my area we've gotten a little bit better than average crop since we were blessed with some summer rain that we don't typically get," farmer Garron Morgan said. "We've got a lot of rain as of late that hasn't been as beneficial, but here in West Texas we're not really going to turn down rain if we have the chance."

Producers also discussed the upcoming farm bill and how it could potentially affect future crops. Congress will take action on it next year.
 

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