Oklahoma farmers are close to stripping cotton, but some are losing crops from dry weather in August.
Seth Byrd, an Oklahoma State University Extension cotton specialist, said this year’s crop had a lot of potential. With unexpected dry weather in August, he’s slightly adjusting expectations.
“We kind of realized in the middle of August that, you know, if we don't get a rain pretty quick, we're going to start definitely losing some of that yield potential,” Byrd said. “And that happened, we were pretty hot and basically dry through … almost the whole month.”