Still royalty

Reporter/Mike Brown Reporter/Mike Brown It may not be “King Cotton” any more in Milam County but the familiar white bolls and green waist-high plants are still familiar sights in late summer. This field is in the Blackland Prairie just north of Thorndale, still prime cotton-growing country, as it has been for more than a century. Texas still leads the nation in cotton production with over 6 million acres planted in recent years, one-fourth the entire United States cotton crop. There are about 9,000 square miles of cotton fields in Texas, roughly the size of the state of New Hampshire.

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