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Oklahoma cotton is back after struggling dry years

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-12-19 13:00:00 – New York

Cotton County, Oklahoma , USA after years of struggling through dry conditions, the cotton fluffy white stuff has returned in force with 2016 production up by 51 percent than production during the last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The total haul came out to well over half a million bales. The number is an estimate based on production through November.

Oklahoma Cotton Council executive director Harvey Schroeder said that the state’s cotton crop has been the beneficiary of auspicious rains and a warm September.

Cotton in Oklahoma typically brings in about $90 million of state revenue. The Sooner State produces two percent of America’s cotton.

Cotton hit a record low back in 2011, when the state’s total land devoted to the crop only amounted to 70,000 acres.

Most of Oklahoma's cotton is grown in the southwestern part of the state, although cotton can be grown as far north as Kay County, bordering Kansas. It has played a significant role in the state's agricultural history and continues to be one of Oklahoma's most valuable crops.

Oklahoma cotton council play an important role to serves its cotton industry to promote and protect the interest of the Oklahoma cotton industry.

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