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It’s official.Last year’s crop situation here was as bad as everyone thought.Maybe even worse. Fewer acres of cotton were harvested here during 2022 than anytime in the past 85 years – which is as far back as records are readily available.Only 16,000 bales of cotton were produced here last year, the lowest number since 1953.Those are the take-aways from the official 2022 cotton crop figures released last week by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.Those figures show only 9,770 acres of cotton in Dawson County were harvested last year.That’s less than 3 percent of the 347,500 acres of cotton that ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331