Agriculture

Sally and Buddy Ross of Ross Gin Co congratulate Elizabeth and Mike England of England Farms (center) for delivering the world’s first cotton crop of 2020. (Photo England Farms)

Mercedes Farm Delivers First 2020 Cotton Crop

England Farms of Mercedes is the first cotton grower in the state, country and world to bring in the first two bales of cotton for the 2020 harvest season. The new crop arrived at Ross Gin Co in Mercedes on June 18 at 10:37 a.m. The first two bales weighed 484 pounds and 543 pounds, respectively. Once ginned, the cotton will be transported to the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce.…

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