PCG president outlines 2012 challenges

Smith, Ron
April 2012
Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/2/2012, p6
The article discusses the challenges facing cotton farmers in West Texas in 2012 that were outlined by Plains Cotton Growers (PCG) president Brad Heffington. These include cotton prices, a lack of contracts from merchants and water regulations. According to him, 2011 was the driest on record for the Texas High Plains. He noted the effort of PCG, in collaboration with the water district, in finding common ground on implementing regulations and finding reasonable means of measuring water use.


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