Western Texas cotton producers had a devastating year
Texas cotton producers are calling this year a devastating one.
Farmers said no matter where you traveled in the Western portion of the Lone Star State, the story was the same: drought and heat. One producer says he experienced 46 straight days of more than 100-degree heat with no humidity. Those conditions dried up a good portion of the crop, especially dryland acres. For irrigation cotton, growers report half of what would be a normal harvest.
Texas produces 42 percent of cotton in the United States.