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Nov 26 2023
07:52 am
By: bizgrrl

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These pictures are from Alabama. There are many fields like this in Georgia and Mississippi.

Raw cotton goes for about $0.80 a pound. These bales weight around 5,000 pounds. That's about $4,000 per bale. A single truck can carry 3-4 bales. That's $12,000 to $16,000 per truck.

I love driving through the country side looking at the different types of crops. We drove a little over 400 miles in three days with no interstate. It's a beautiful thing.

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Lookout Mountain

I had always associated cotton with warm, flat, lowlands so it was a huge surprise to see it growing on rolling fields atop lookout mountain a little southeast of Fort Payne. It was an amazing sight to behold.

Could be global warming but I suspect varieties have been bred for cooler temperatures.

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