Drought is tightening its grip across a wide swath of the American Southwest as farmers, ranchers and water managers throughout the region brace for what's expected to be more warm and dry weather through the spring.
The U.S. Drought Monitor has been released.
To start the year, cotton prices were seeing a steady climb. Recently, they have seen a bit of a pull back.
In Texas, cotton is king. Approximately 8.8 million bales of Texas cotton were produced in 2017, more than three times Georgia, the second closest cotton-producing state yielded.