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Hurst Farm Supply Blog

Cotton Harvest Safety: Inspect Your Fire Extinguisher

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Oct 18, 2016 11:10:02 AM

No cotton farmer can afford to grow lax about their fire extinguishers during the harvest season. Forgetting to make sure your cotton stripper has fire extinguishers where the operator can easily reach them and that both of the extinguishers are fully operational can result in substantial equipment damage, crop loss, and even loss of life.

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Topics: Cotton Farmers, Cotton Harvest, Cotton

Preparing for Cotton Harvest: John Deere Cotton Strippers and Parts

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Aug 8, 2016 1:52:28 PM

We are getting close to the end of the growing season for this year’s cotton crop, which means local cotton farmers are beginning to gear up for the harvest.

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Topics: Cotton Farmers

5 Ways West Texas Cotton Farmers Benefit the U.S.

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Jul 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When most people think of West Texas agriculture, they picture longhorn steers and wide open spaces of range land. Few realize that in West Texas, cotton reigns supreme. During the average year, Texas is responsible for the production of about 5 million cotton bales. In 2011, while Texans struggled to cope with a severe drought, cotton producers were able to provide the world with 3.5 million bales. The largest cotton crop was grown in 2005, when the state produced 8.4 million cotton bales. Each bales weighs 500 pounds.

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Topics: Cotton Farmers