Most of last year's corn crop was ruined by the drought, but with more rain this year U.S. farmers are preparing to plant the most corn in nearly eight decades.
Producers say they're anticipating high prices for the 2013 corn crop thanks to high demand and improved drought conditions.
Farmers are eager to plant as many acres as possible, the most since 1936, but cotton experts say the increase in corn will take away cotton acres in our area.
They say it will affect employees at cotton gins, mills and seed companies.
Stephanie Pruitt with the Texas Corn Producers said it shouldn't negatively affect producers in our area because many of them plant both crops.
"While we do have corn producers and cotton producers, most of our farmers are corn and cotton and wheat and sorghum producers," said Pruitt. 'They produce not just one crop they produce multiple crops all across their field. It's just what's going to make the best decision for them on their farm."
Experts said if the corn acres are actually planted like predicted, we will begin feeling the impact on the cotton industry after cotton harvesting in late fall.