The month of April means the countdown is on for planting many crops on the South Plains. USDA released their highly anticipated Prospective Plantings Report at the end of March, and they estimate that Texas growers will plant more cotton and corn, and less peanuts and grain sorghum than last year.
For this area, PCG expects a 12 percent increase in cotton acreage – assuming we have favorable weather and conditions between now and planting time.
These numbers show that agriculture remains a significant economic driver for not only the South Plains, but the entire state of Texas. Producers in our great state continue to produce food and fiber that feeds and clothes the world.
For Spotlight on Agriculture and Plains Cotton Growers, I'm Mary Jane Buerkle.