The sun bursts above grain bins in Springlake, Texas.
Ag Producers Co-op cottonseed barn in Olton, Texas.
As of Dec. 19, 2017, Ag Producers Co-op has ginned 41,612 bales of cotton.
Ag Producers Co-op gin yard, Olton, Texas.
The number of round cotton bales versus modules are on the increase at Ag Producers Co-op gin, Olton, Texas, according to Hansard.
Ag Producers Co-op runs two cotton gins on the South Plains, one in Olton, Texas, and the other in Plainview. According to Sam Hansard, APC cotton marketing manager, both gins are expected to gin a total of 175,000 bales.
Ginning at Ag Producers Co-op is about 40 percent complete, says Hansard. They expect to gin at least 100,000 bales at the Olton location.
Ginning at Ag Producers Co-op nears 42,000 bales as of Dec. 19. They expect to finish ginning by possibly late-February or March of 2018.
Cotton modules line the gin yard at Ag Producers Co-op, Olton, Texas.
Cotton awaits ginning at Ag Producers Co-op. Their Olton gin and it's Plainview location are predicted to gin 175,000 bales in 2017. In 2016, they ginned 103,142 bales.
Cattle graze on winter wheat in western Lamb County.
Cattle grazing under the morning Texas sun.
Grazing cattle west of Olton, Texas.
Cattle grazing under a beautiful West Texas sky.
A cloud-filled sky stretches out over fields of corn stalks littered with cotton round bales in the distance, west of Olton.
Cotton round bales west of Olton.
West Texas sky over hay bales in a field in western Lamb County.
Beautiful morning on the South Plains. Geese take flight in the background.
Sun rises over fields of hay and cotton modules in the distance.