Cotton variety trials across a range of geographies and growing conditions in Texas in 2020 were challenged by adverse weather conditions — namely drought — but still created conclusive data for producers in selecting varieties for the 2021 crop, a recent report shows. Summer wind storms and an early frost also nipped test plots and tested the durability of many varieties. The challenging season led to a 1-million-bale decline in the total U.S. cotton crop, with about half of those losses in Texas. The result: Cotton growers have the potential for continued higher prices based on lower-than-normal supplies heading into the 2021 growing season. See more on today’s cotton situation.