Posted: May 31, 2014 8:44 AM
Updated: May 31, 2014 8:44 AM
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) West Texas cotton producers finally got the rain they needed last weekend. It provided a short-term reprieve for the most drought-ravaged portion of the state and attracted the attention of international markets.
Most of the region from the top of the panhandle to south of San Angelo saw some measure of precipitation over five days, ranging from an inch to more than a foot.
Growers say the timing and pace of the rains was about as good as it gets.
Texas' High Plains area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing patch in the world. So, what happens in the state that leads the nation in cotton production can affect supplies and prices across the globe.