The Big Country has been lucky enough to see drought conditions improve over the last few weeks, but we're not out of the cotton field yet.
For a county like Jones, who counts on the cotton crop to bring in millions of dollars each year, conditions have to be perfect.
Tim Fields, a cotton grower, didn't plant all of his cotton at one time and he's paying for it now. Some of the older plants are doing well while some of the newer ones are facing drier, hotter conditions.
It's not just the rain that's causing headaches but the wind also. Strong winds associated with nearby storms forced Doug Bagley to replant a quarter of his fields, over 2,000 acres.
The rain seen so far this year is helping but more is needed. Growers are looking for a slow, steady rain to saturate the ground and get things growing.
The hope is that things will get better soon, not just for the current generation, but for future farmers like Fields' granddaughter, Ella, who he hopes will one day inherit the family business.