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US Cotton Farmers Yield ‘Insane’ Productivity, Sustainability Gains from New Technologies

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These aren’t your father’s cotton farms, or in the case of Mead and Marshall Hardwick, your great grandfather’s either. The Hardwick brothers, now the fourth generation to run Hardwick Planting Company, a 20,000-acre farm in Newellton, La., manage a modern, fully automated operation that employs only five other people. Yet the farm produces 36,000 bales…

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