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King Cotton in Modern AmericaA Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945$
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D. Clayton Brown

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737981

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.001.0001

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The Texas Plains

The Texas Plains

America’s Cotton Patch

(p.233) Chapter 12 The Texas Plains
King Cotton in Modern America

D. Clayton Brown

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes cotton farming in the High Plains and Rolling Plains of Texas. This is the world’s most intensive cotton farming area, dubbed the “Cotton Patch ” by inhabitants. Cotton is cultivated on the million acres, and continues to affect social and cultural outlook as well as the economy. The area is the most developed cotton infrastructure in the United States, processing and handling 25 percent of the country’s crop each year.

Keywords:   cotton farming, High Plains, Rolling Plains

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