Consumers may see price hike at the clothing store - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Consumers may see price hike at the clothing store

Amarillo,TX - Consumers in our area may be seeing a price hike when shopping for certain clothing.

The drought is playing a role on prices for clothing made from cotton.

Texas is the nation's leading cotton producing state, but due to the drought, this year's crop may not be quite as fruitful.

Layers of dust on cotton fields in West Texas are increasing the chances that Americans will start paying more for things like underwear and blue jeans.

Dr. Stephen Amosson an extension economist for Texas Agrilife says higher costs will boost pressure on cotton buyers.

"In general yeah, you will see some up trending, we have already seen the December prices move up 3 cents, you know and it could move up another dime, it is possible. And that would reflect back into cotton products."

The good news is consumers shouldn't expect to see any changes to price tags for at least the 3 to 4 months.

Amosson says it is more likely we will see a price hike this fall and into next year.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

    US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-04-26 05:56:38 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-04-26 05:56:38 GMT

    A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

    A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

  • GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

    GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-04-26 05:37:28 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-04-26 05:37:28 GMT

    Republicans hope to avoid the ignominy of a government shutdown while their party controls Congress and the White House.

    Republicans hope to avoid the ignominy of a government shutdown while their party controls Congress and the White House.

  • Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

    Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-04-26 05:27:14 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-04-26 05:27:14 GMT
    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.. (Source: Raycom Media)A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

    A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Powered by Frankly