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Alabama Cotton Farmers Expect Banner Year

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama cotton farmers say they're
seeing a combination of good crops and good prices they haven't
witnessed in more than a decade.

Authorities say the crops are bringing higher prices than
they've brought in years.

Autauga County cotton farmer Euel Screws tells The Montgomery
Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/veihvt) that this year's crop is
"phenomenal."

He said that two years ago cotton was selling for about 70 cents
a pound. This year, prices have hovered around a dollar.

Buddy Adamson, director of Alabama Farmers Federation's cotton
division, estimates that about 70 percent of Alabama's cotton
already has been picked.

Authorities say the good fortune for Alabama farmers has a lot
to do with good and bad weather -- good weather for them and bad
weather for other farmers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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