By admin       2017-10-16

Cotton growers on the South Plains have been battling weather all season, so a clear and warm October would come as a blessing. The forecast looks good, but fingers are still crossed. More recently the issue was the two weeks starting in late September with cool temperatures and heavy cloud cover. Still, if October stays warm and sunny then cotton growers, on average, are expecting a good year. So long as a freeze doesn’t come early, highs in the 70s and 80s are exactly what farmers need. “It has been been a roller coaster,” said Steve Verett, executive vice president of the Plains Cotton Growers. “But what I’m hearing from most folks is that we’re still in pretty good shape … people are saying it’s not going to be that big giant crop we may have thought it was going to be, but it’s still going to be a very good crop. That’s the best way I know to sum it up.”

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