The Texas Department of Agriculture announced recently that cotton producers in Menard County voted to participate in the program operations of the Southern Rolling Plains Boll Weevil Eradication Zone.

The Southern Rolling Plains Zone includes all of Coke, Coleman, Concho, Irion, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Runnels, Schleicher, and Tom Green counties, all land in Taylor County lying west of U.S. Highway 83 from a point commencing at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and the south Taylor County line, north of the town of Bradshaw; thence all the land lying south of Farm-to-Market Road 1086, as the farm-to-market road proceeds west and north to its intersection with U.S. Highway 277, being all land lying south of the farm-to-market road and east of U.S. Highway 277 from the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1086 and U.S. Highway 277 to the point where U.S. Highway 277 intersects the south boundary line of Taylor County.