Cotton growers are facing some difficult times. That’s when you factor in acreage and demand. But one Southern area seems to be the exception for business.
The majority of cotton is harvested near Macon, Mississippi. Grower Jack Huerkamp says this season was a challenge early on with too much rain and then too much heat.
“We had a real average year this year. Average is good. That’s not a bad thing,” said Jack Huerkamp, president of the Bogue Chitto Gin. Harvest weather also turned out in his favor.
“We ended up with an excellent harvest season. We can’t beat that. We didn’t get but one small rain from the time we started picking till we finished picking. That’s what you want to do with cotton,” said Huerkamp.
Growers don’t have to travel far to gin their crop either. “This is the first cotton gin in this area since the last one