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Cotton Harvest in Missouri

The following photo essay was created by University of Missouri student Kile Brewer as part of the 2011 Sonja Hillgren/Farm Journal Ag Journalism Field Reporting Institute.

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Times Have Changed
Charles Parker touches a cotton plant at Parker & Jones farm, which he co-owns, near Senath, Mo. Charles Parker knows cotton well, and is the 2011 chairman of the National Cotton Council. In his youth, Parker had to pick cotton by hand, but technology has taken hold of cotton farming, and the harvest is much different now.

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