Cotton harvesting snagged by rain

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Area cotton growers are anticipating reduced lint yield and decreased fiber quality as a result of excess rainfall this month.

Additional rainfall, which is expected this weekend, could further harm the crop that is waiting to be harvested.

In Uvalde, the crop is typically harvested in September.

The average price received by farmers for cotton during the 2017-18 marketing year was 74.10 cents per pound. Cotton lint color significantly contributes to the price at which the crop is sold.

Last week, local cotton farmer Archie McFadin was looking ahead to a weekend of rainfall in the forecase.

“After that, we will need to evaluate what effect this weather has had on the crop. I am optimistic, but we have to wait and see,” McFadin said.


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