West Texas cotton crop expected to increase 40 percent

Star-Telegram- Cotton output in West Texas, the top producing U.S. region, will jump at least 40 percent this year and may double if precipitation increases, said Darren Hudson, director of Texas Tech University's Cotton Economics Research Institute.

Cotton output in West Texas, the top producing U.S. region, will jump at least 40 percent this year and may double if precipitation increases, said Darren Hudson, director of Texas Tech University's Cotton Economics Research Institute.

"We're looking at a crop between 2.8 million and 3.2 million bales," Hudson said Monday. "If we get good rains in the next few weeks, production could go back to 4 million bales."

 

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