The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently estimated cotton production to reach 3.8 million bales in 2014 but decreased that estimate in September after the heavy rains caused by Tropical Rainstorm Odile.
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Buerkle spoke on the state of the current state of the cotton crop on the High Plains which, in general, is in fairly good shape. She is optimistic about this year's crop producing the average for the area, which is about 4 million bales. She said that the rain the High Plains is currently receiving is welcome, but just a little too late to do most farms a lot of good.
Thursday on Lubbock's First News, Mary Jane Buerkle of Plains Cotton Growers described some things to expect at the upcoming annual meeting.
The meeting is free and open to the public. It will take place April 4 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
The forum will provide attendees an overview of the major changes in crop and conservation policies, and a chance to ask questions about their individual operations.
According to Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., Texas Cotton Producers Inc. has worked on a number of endeavors with AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and others to promote the interests of cotton growers.
Speakers include U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, State Rep. Charles Perry, USDA Risk Management Administrator Brandon Willis, and Baron Batch.
A majority of the change occurred in the northern portion of Plains Cotton Growers’ service area, where acreage dropped 23 percent.
On Thursday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Steve Verett, the executive vice preside of Plains Cotton Growers, talked with Chad and Rex about this year's cotton crop and how the drought has affected it.
In something that could effect landowners for decades to come, the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No.1 has scheduled five public meetings for later this month to receive public comments on proposed rule changes for groundwater management. Find out more after the jump