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    PIMA cotton harvest winding down in Arizona

    PACIFIC SOUTHWEST: The season for PIMA cotton (also known as Egyptian or extra-long staple cotton) in southwestern Arizona is coming to an end. The JD cotton picker in the photo above is on its way to a second go-round to extract any remaining fiber remnants left on the plant, helping to maximize yields. Cotton acreage in this area has been on a steady decline the last several years. At one point, there were as many…

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