Cotton Planting Proves Challenging on South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/17/06

Cotton Planting Proves Challenging on South Plains

Dry winter and spring seasons are making for a tough planting season on the South Plains. Lubbock area cotton producers are now planting their crops for the 2006 season. They say it's a little challenging due to the dry weather and the rising cost of energy.

Cotton farmer Allan West says, "We're kind of at the bottom of the food chain and we just get to absorb it and try to search for ways to be more efficient to try to use less and it's getting more and more challenging to cope with."

Producers have until June 15th to get their crops in the ground.

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