Midwest farmers check out South Plains cotton gins and harvestin

Midwest farmers check out South Plains cotton gins and harvesting techniques

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Farmers from the Midwest visited the South Plains learning how farmers do it down here.

It's part of the National Cotton Council's Multi-commodity Education Program to give producers a better understanding of issues facing other farmers along with showcasing techniques and technology used.

"I think that I've learned that among agriculture we have a lot of the same problems. A lot of the same concerns, same issues whether it's trade, whether it's climate, whether it's markets, growing conditions," Scott Brown, with the Idaho Barley Commission said. "There's just so many problems, so many similar concerns as you might say."

The tour will continue through Thursday, making stops in Brownfield, Amarillo and Dumas, checking out cotton gins and harvesting techniques. 

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