Cotton harvest currenlty low but better than last year
In Plainview alone, rain gauges have recorded 15.59 inches of rain thus far, a significant amount higher than the 10.01 inches through this time last year ... of the crops harvested, the gin has currently produced 5,000 bails of cotton.
Despite tornadoes and heavy rains of spring, local cotton crop coming in better than last year
"Farmers, in general, are optimistic about this year's crop. The cotton should be an average ... efficient and has cut down on the time needed to seed and pick." But, it still is labor intensive. "The farmer must harvest when it's ready," she said.
Cotton Harvest Could be Earlier this year
Summertime is traditionally a maintenance time at a cotton press. Here at the gin in Monette they are getting ready for an early harvest by installing a new gin stand. The Gin was brand new last year and they were so impressed with the new Cherokee Magnum ...
Carlsbad farmers say good year for cotton
CARLSBAD >> For ... for generations, this cotton season is promising. "Production looks like it will be pretty good this year," said Grandi, owner of Grandi Farms. Steve Walterscheid, who is heading the production and harvest at Grandi Farms, agrees.
In Uzbekistan, the Practice of Forced Labor Lives On During the Cotton Harvest
Come harvest time, office managers and school principals ... all the years of Uzbek independence, I had to pick cotton, and every year things only get worse.” The police in Uzbekistan’s Soviet-style government control the harvest with the threat ...