2011 was a tough year for Southwest, 2012 could be more promising

2011 was a difficult year for many cotton producers, particularly those who endured months of drought in the Southwest. High prices for peanuts and, to a lesser extent, for corn and soybeans could mean cotton farmers have a tough choice to make in the next few months. Florida’s David Wright discussed 2011 and the prospects for 2012 in a speech at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Orlando.