See how this year’s Texas cotton crop is shaping up.
This year’s national cotton crop was looking to be a good one, rivaling the 2008-09 cotton crop, according to a Texas Farm Bureau article, though both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma may have done enough damage to ruin the possibility of a record-setting year. Cotton is an important crop as the U.S. is a leading exporter of cotton and one of the top three cotton-producing nations in the world. The forecasts for Texas cotton production were up prior to Harvey as well. See what the experts say is behind it all, what impacts Harvey and Irma may have had, and what cotton growers can expect, below.