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Growers deal with issues after storm slams crops

Last week’s stormy weather damaged and destroyed thousands of acres of cotton, although an accurate account of the damage is still not clear.

High winds probably did more damage than the driving rain, said Chris Berry, manager of Center Point Gin.

‘The wind probably did us a good amount of damage,’ Berry said.

Some fields of cotton were washed out, although to what extent was not clear.

‘I haven’t seen a lot. I haven’t talked to all of the producers around here,’ he said. ‘It does not look good.’

Damage overall to the county crop was not as severe as expected, said County Extension Agent Wes Utley.

‘It wasn’t as bad as we anticipated,’ Utley said.
But he added that lots of producers were fighting sand this past weekend.

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