Cotton pickin' good harvest in Alabama

Work inside Yeager Gin Co. in Lawrence County

Farmers are pleased with the 2017 crop.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 3:52 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 5:20 PM

Cotton remains king in Alabama. Farmers had a cotton pickin' good year with their 2017 harvest.

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WAAY 31 saw it firsthand with a look at all the activity happening at Yeager Gin Co. in Lawrence County. It's a busy time taking the rolls of cotton picked from fields and processing it at the gin.

The crop is not quite as bountiful as last year, according to some. But farmers say this year's cotton crop is still outstanding.

"I think we found out it was a little too cloudy in late August to finish it off like we thought," Mark Yeager told WAAY 31 News. Yeager owns Red Land Farm. "But, it was a good crop, and it was a little challenging at times to get it out because October we had so much rain."

Mark Yeager says November's weather was more cooperative. It allowed farmers to get cotton out of their fields.

By now, most of the cotton plants are picked clean.

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