1st Bale of Cotton contest has started

2014 1st Bale of Cotton in Howard County Winner Randy Montgomery
Staff Writer

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce has begin is annual contest for the first bale of cotton ginned in Howard County. The annual contest is held to celebrate area cotton farmers.
For more information see Wednesday's article in the Big Spring Herald, call the Chamber at 432-263-7641 or come by 215 W. Third. The contest is sponsored by Lone Star State Bank, South Plains Implement, State National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.
Texas produces more cotton than any other state in the United States, according to the National Cotton Council. According to the United State Department of Agriculture, the U.S. cotton industry accounts for more than $25 billion in products and services annually.