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History repeats itself again. When we lived in Shelby from the early to late 70s, cotton went from king to nothing. The gins shut down. The next booming thing was going to be sunflowers, and that was a bust. Cotton fields became muscadine and scuppernog vineyards. They left and cotton returned when the boll weevil was controlled. Such is the way of farming in NC.
 

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All the fields was turned into soybeans this year. Saw more corn is grown as well. I remember spending a day with the farmer from Waco. One of the largest cotton farmers in the area. He said most years he basically breaks even after the harvest of it. Back in the day, we used to have several cotton gins running. One was even near my house at the cross roads.
 
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