Willacy Co. Cotton Farmer Facing Loss Due to Drought, Heavy Rain

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RAYMONDVILLE – A Willacy County cotton farmer says he is starting off his harvest season already knowing he won’t make a profit.

Spence Pennington says he is only able to harvest about 15 percent of his crop due to the drought and heavy storms in June.

Pennington tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS most of the county's cotton farmers are in the same situation.

He says he will turn to a crop insurance program to make up for the loss.

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