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You could say that 2018 was the year of “what might have been” when it comes to Texas High Plains production, as early-season drought and other adverse weather conditions impacted the crop throughout the year. However, even with Mother Nature’s challenges, cotton growers in the PCG service area produced about 3.94 million bales in 2018, which is around the historical average. This is a decrease from the 5.39 million 480-pound bales produced during the 2017 growing season, and also less than the 4,085,000 million projected by NASS in their February 2019 report for Districts 1-N and 1-S. Planted acreage in 2018 was ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331
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