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Cotton planting delayed in Rolling Plains of Texas
5/10/2018 1:27:47 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
AFFECTED AREAS:
Archer County, TX
Baylor County, TX
Childress County, TX
Clay County, TX
Cottle County, TX
Dickens County, TX
Foard County, TX
Hardeman County, TX
Haskell County, TX
Jack County, TX
Kent County, TX
King County, TX
Knox County, TX
Montague County, TX
Motley County, TX
Palo Pinto County, TX
Parker County, TX
Stephens County, TX
Stonewall County, TX
Throckmorton County, TX
Wichita County, TX
Wilbarger County, TX
Wise County, TX
Young County, TX

Start Date: 5/8/2018 -  
Producers in the Rolling Plains were delaying cotton planting in hopes of receiving some rain beforehand, with a planting deadline of June 20. Ranchers were putting their cattle on winter wheat and aiming to avoid selling livestock, and some were still giving their animals cake to improve poor body condition scores. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), May 8, 2018
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