Western winners have history of innovations

January 2005
Southeast Farm Press;1/5/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 1, Special section p24
Trade Publication
The article informs that Western winners have a history of innovation. Far West cotton growers have a reputation for being progressive, forward thinking innovators, and the High Cotton winners from the region have been no exception. They have been instrumental in the creation and adaptation of a number of new technologies for western agriculture, all the while keeping an eye on protecting wildlife habitat and air and water quality. Ceil Howe jr.'s family, which was close to marking its seventh decade of farming in the San Jaoquin valley when he became the first Far West High Cotton winner, is credited with developing land other growers would not touch and making it productive by adopting highly efficient farming practices.


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