Cotton Harvest Could be Earlier this year
Summertime is traditionally a maintenance time at a cotton press. Here at the gin in Monette they are getting ready for an early harvest by installing a new gin stand. The Gin was brand new last year and they were so impressed with the new Cherokee Magnum ...
Cotton prices down this year even as Southeast Missouri acres increase
According to the USDA, about 38 percent of Missouri's cotton -- grown exclusively in the Bootheel -- has been harvested at this time. The harvest is about four days ahead of last year. The affect of the drought and heat is clear in this year's crop condition.
Cotton harvest declines in Northeast Mississippi
(WTVA) - It's the time of year again to see fields of white. Cotton season is in full swing as farmers begin to harvest the crop ... Some farmers in Northeast Mississippi said the problem with the crop this year is that the soil was too wet at the ...
In Uzbekistan, the Practice of Forced Labor Lives On During the Cotton Harvest
Come harvest time, office managers and school principals ... all the years of Uzbek independence, I had to pick cotton, and every year things only get worse.” The police in Uzbekistan’s Soviet-style government control the harvest with the threat ...
Despite tornadoes and heavy rains of spring, local cotton crop coming in better than last year
"Farmers, in general, are optimistic about this year's crop. The cotton should be an average ... efficient and has cut down on the time needed to seed and pick." But, it still is labor intensive. "The farmer must harvest when it's ready," she said.