Mid-South Cotton at Harvest

With that title, I just have to start this post by screaming UGH! It’s most likely what you’d hear if you brought the topic up to a Mid-South cotton farmer.  Well, if they were able to refrain from cursing.  And while today is gorgeous, cotton farmers in the Mid-South are looking at yield and quality losses.  Just a look through twitter today, quickly has multiple media reporting on the yield & quality hits growers have taken.  This article is one I’ve seen from several tweeps today.

On Friday I spent a few minutes with Dr. Dave Albers looking at the crop locally (love that Memphis has an Agricenter so I can kick around the mud in the city limits).  I think the pictures here are more telling than words, but really appreciate his taking the time to help me illustrate why so many cotton people are are in bummer moods.

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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