40% of cotton not planted, deadline approaching - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/31/09

40% of cotton not planted, deadline approaching

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Bad news for cotton farmers, which is actually bad news for everyone in Lubbock. Much of the cotton crop is at risk, because of dry conditions across the South Plains.

According to Texas A&M's "Focus On South Plains Agriculture," cotton is only 60 percent planted on the South Plains, which means the other 40 percent is at risk. Farmers in our area have a June 5th or June 10th crop insurance deadline depending on their location. So, time is running out.

Cotton is a $5 billion industry for the greater Lubbock area.

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