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Cotton is king in Texas, but dairy farmers need our help

It’s no secret that Texas has consistently led the nation in cotton production. The 5-million-acres-per-year contribution of the Lone Star State is about half of the cotton produced by the nation as a whole. Each year, cotton is the leading cash crop in the state, generating $2.2 billion in crop value in 2016 alone. Cotton’s broader economic footprint in Texas has been estimated to be as high as $24 billion annually. But for the few that are dairy farmers, they could use our help. I am doing my part and have been doing so for the past few years in our household. It’s not uncommon for our family of three to go through two or gallons a week. Growing up my mom and grandmother were not big drinkers of milk, but when we did have it in our house it was always 2 percent. My grandfather on the other hand was a buttermilk drinker. To this day I can still smell it every time he poured a glass. I think I tried it once and that was enough for me. Luckily it did not sway me from my love of traditional milk. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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