Texas high plains cotton harvest begins

Tom Hinde

The 2016 High Plains cotton harvest is officially under way, as a few gins have reported processing their first bales of cotton. The Plains Cotton Growers (PCG) reported December cotton futures were trading between 67 and 68 cents, up slightly to prior week. Much of the PGC service area experienced warmer temperatures and sunny skies paving the way for growers to begin spraying defoliants.