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2/2/05

Cotton Crop Makes Headlines

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.  

1/24/05
Record Cotton Crop Experiencing Delays In Ginning & Classing
Area harvest is wrapping up but the ginning and classing process is far from complete.

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