Trisha Downing

Drought in Texas has not been good for the state’s cotton crops. Neither has all the rain. Depending on where growers are in the state, extra dry or extra wet weather has been problematic for cotton growers. That’s according to the Texas Farm Bureau, which reports that cotton harvests across the US are down about 5 percent from last season. And that despite that plantings are up more than 11 percent.

One Texas crop had an unremarkable week. Another had a pretty good one.

The lack of rain in Northeast Texas has had an effect on crops and hay production, as well as the landscape.