The Texas High Plains are benefitting from the current El Nino weather pattern. And that’s good news for this year’s cotton crop.
Although parts of Texas have received rain, drought will continue to be an issue, with 35 percent of the state still in extreme or exceptional drought status.
The drought in the Continental United States now affects roughly one-third of the country and 73 million people. Some research studies, however, hint that this may just be the beginning of a much longer dry spell.