Rain welcomed, but too late for most cotton - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Rain welcomed, but too late for most cotton

Wednesday's rain was well received by residents across the South Plains, especially farmers.  While the rain was welcome, unfortunately, it didn't do much for area Cotton farmers.

Ag experts say the rain is too little, too late.  Some cotton crops have already reached their maximum yield, because of the drought.  Some farmers have opted to harvest their crops much earlier than normal, so they can turn the most profit.

"We certainty would love to have some rain. We desperately need some, but unfortunately for most of cotton croppers here on the South Plains its too late to make a big impact," Mark Brown, with the Lubbock County Ag Extension Agency said.

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