The South Plains cotton crop is making headlines across the nation. USA Today featured the Olton Co-Op Gin on the front page of Wednesday's "Money" section. The gin expects to produce 86,000 bales of cotton this year--two and a half times the number they ginned last year.
The South Plains produces about nearly two-thirds of the state's cotton crop. And this year, the South Plains expects a record harvest of 4.6 million bales. That's about twice the size of last years's. The entire state of Texas is forcasting to harvest 7.5 million bales.
Record Cotton Crop Experiencing Delays In Ginning & Classing
Area harvest is wrapping up but the ginning and classing process is far from complete.