It's A Banner Year for Kansas Cotton

Kansas Viewpoint

New varieties, good weather conditions combine to give Kansas cotton growers their possibly best crop ever

Published on: November 7, 2010
Kansas cotton harvest is getting into full swing and Southern Kansas Cotton Growers gin manager Gary Feist says this may be the best year ever.

Yields are good, quality is outstanding and prices are the best they have been since the Civil War.

Better yet, market watchers say good prices for cotton are likely to be around for at least another year, because use is still outstripping production and cutting into stocks.

Promoters of cotton as a Kansas crop say the combination of factors is encouraging for growth in the industry, which will harvest about 55,000 acres this fall.

For more on the Kansas cotton picture, be sure to read your December Kansas Farmer.