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Sunday, October 4, 2015
Arizona cotton farmers squeeze more product from fewer acres
Ben Hoyler, independent crop consultant, stands high in cotton outside Casa Grande. In the past 50 years, the state has slipped from 2nd highest in cotton production nationwide to barely cracking the top 10. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Hoyler)
Ben Hoyler, independent crop consultant, stands high in cotton outside Casa Grande. In the past 50 years, the state has slipped from 2nd highest in cotton production nationwide to barely cracking the top 10. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Hoyler)
As someone who has eye-witnessed five decades of cotton growing practices in Arizona, Ben Hoyler is uniquely qualified to answer: "Is cotton still one of Arizona's 5 C's?"

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