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.
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...
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.
On Thursday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Steve Verett, the executive vice president of Plains Cotton Growers, talked with Chad and Rex about this year's cotton crop and how the drought has affected it.