West Texas cotton acreage likely to increase; producers looking for ways to reduce costs

Smith, Ron
January 2010
Southwest Farm Press;1/14/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the production routine adjustment adopted by agriculturist to take better advantage of diminishing water supplies while increasing efficiency in Texas in 2010. Ryan Williams of Farwell, Texas, states that he will lessen the corn acreage and increases cotton acreage in 2010 noting the importance of rotation in the operation. Meanwhile, Steve Chapman of Lorenzo, Texas, considers zone tillage as well as keeping cotton acreage about the same in 2010.


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