Farmers move from cotton to corn

Economists estimate for every three jobs needed to produce cotton, only one is needed to grow corn or soybeans. It's difficult to say how many jobs have been lost, but the shift is real, and rural economies are feeling the effect, said Darren Hudson, director of the Cotton Economics Research Institute at Texas Tech.

Economists estimate for every three jobs needed to produce cotton, only one is needed to grow corn or soybeans. It's difficult to say how many jobs have been lost, but the shift is real, and rural economies are feeling the effect, said Darren Hudson, director of the Cotton Economics Research Institute at Texas Tech.

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