Updated: 3/22 6:26 pm
A number of farmers are looking to skies waiting for the next round of abundant rain to hit the area. Cotton farmers in particular need a good soaking.
They're preparing to plant their crops in the next month. Fewer Texas farmers are planting cotton; instead they are focusing on planting grains which could make them more money. The USDA predicts cotton planting could drop by nearly 20% this year, as farmers look to more cash crops. Less cotton could also mean more for consumers like spending more money on t-shirts, socks and jeans. Higher cotton prices could put pressure retailers to raise the price on denim too.
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