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The cotton industry in the western U.S. faces a wide range of issues affecting profitability. For western region cotton news, cotton prices and futures, and production information on planting, fertilizing, and harvesting your cotton crop, turn to Western Farm Press.

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California cotton acreage could dip to 1920's levels

  • Nov 16, 2014
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    Fall harvest, football, turkey, and year-round thanks

    Hooray – it’s harvest season for many in agriculture. For many growers, the most satisfying times during the crop cycle include watching for a new seedling to break through the soil’s crust; and the sights of watching a picker, combine, shaker, human hands, or other harvest ways deliver the season’s bounty. I was recently snapping photos during a Pima cotton harvest and suddenly stopped - just watched and listened. Harvest was not only a portrait for the eyes; it was also a well-orchestrated and timed event, and rural music to the ears....More
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