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Gone for Good?
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:29 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- For the first time since he started farming in 1974, Park Hiter didn't plant a single acre of cotton this year on his Mississippi farm. At one time, this Bolivar County farmer grew nearly 1,100 acres of cotton and almost nothing else. Now he's trying his hand at corn and soybeans.

Jessie Hobbs, who farms in Elkmont, Ala., once devoted 85% to 90% of his land to cotton. Now 2,700 acres of corn and soybeans dwarf his 700-acre cotton spread.

From the Deep South to the West Coast, cotton acres have ...

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