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Arizona’s Original Super Boll!
The Cotton Bowl is over, the winners declared. But in Arizona, where cotton is once again king, the real Super Boll is the cotton plant. Boll refers to the round ball of cotton that develops at the end of the … Continue reading
Fun Facts about Cotton
When I say “cotton”, most of you will think of blue jeans. Ubiquitous, comfortable, sturdy but sexy, these garments have remained true to their 18th century origins – all cotton, all blue, all the time. The name of the … Continue reading
Arizona Agricultural Exports
China, Indonesia, and even Mexico may be able to produce clothing, electronics, and even cars at lower costs than the United States, but when it comes to producing food, America gets a lot with a little. According to the United … Continue reading
USDA Releases New Maps Identifying Major Crop Producing Areas: Cotton
A total of 40 new maps have been prepared, showing major crop-producing areas in the United States, China, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. Earlier versions of these maps appeared in the Major World Crop Areas and Climatic Profiles (MWCACP) handbook that contains … Continue reading
Happy Birthday Blue Jeans!!
Blue jeans are about as American as apple pie and this American tradition recently celebrated its 140th birthday. Originally created to provide durable pants for miners and other laborers, denim jeans are now a major component of every American’s wardrobe … Continue reading