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Farmers await another bountiful crop


Ellis County farmers are already fast at work, planting for harvesting what could be a bumper crop. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, an estimated 119,400 acres will be planted this year, most of it corn. In fact, 60,400 acres of corn will be planted, 55,200 of it will be harvested. The NASS Southern Plains Regional Field Office lists winter wheat, which was planted in the fall, will bring 11,500 harvested acres of the 23,700 that are planted. Cotton, long the king crop in the area, is set for 21,100 acres, all of them to be harvested. They will produce 514 pounds of upland cotton per acre. Upland, also known as Mexican cotton, comprises 95 percent of all cotton produced in the United States. It is native to Mexico, the West Indies, northern South America, Central America and possibly tropical Florida. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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