TX cotton, w/ South Plains help, forecast for record-breaking crop - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/15/10

Texas cotton, with South Plains help, forecast for record-breaking crop

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas is well on its way to a record-breaking cotton crop in 2010.  The greater Lubbock area is key to Texas' success in the latest forecast from the U.S.D.A. which was released late last week. 

If all goes well the High Plains of Texas will produce nearly six million bales.  Meanwhile Texas as a whole is on track to produce 8.8 million bales, which would be a record breaking crop.  Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers says demand for cotton is high and prices look good for local farmers. 

The PCG website was updated Friday to say, "... It appears that growers who opted to switch back into cotton in various parts of the U.S. Cotton Belt made a great decision in 2010 as price and demand forecasts have steadily improved throughout the year..."

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