LUBBOCK - In 2014, there will be about an 8 percent increase in cotton production nationwide and a 12 percent increase in Texas, according to Stephen Amosson of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
Officials expect more than 11 million acres of cotton nationwide and 4 million in the high plains alone.
Drought conditions over the past four years have drained the water supply in the high plains region. Farmers are expected to produce more cotton than corn in 2014 just to have enough water to make it through the production season.
Read more at Myhighplains.com.
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