Lubbock Cotton Farmers Expect Record Crop - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/15/07

Lubbock Cotton Farmers Expect Record Crop

Timely rains and warmer temperatures last month have Texas South Plains cotton farmers smiling.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates put the state on pace for its third largest crop ever.

The USDA figures released earlier this week indicate a 15 % increase in bales statewide to more than 7 million since the agency's August report.

The South Plains are the world's largest cotton patch.

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