Joe and Jack Huerkamp, winners of the 2018 High Cotton Award for the Delta region, say cotton has been more than a good crop to them in the years since they began farming in Noxubee County in east Mississippi.
They say cotton helped keep them in business when insecticide-resistant tobacco budworms nearly wiped them and a number of other Mississippi farmers out in the 1980s. Now they’re leading the charge to restore cotton as a major crop in their region.
The brothers no longer farm together, but it was clear they are still together in spirit in their comments when they accepted their Cotton Boll Awards at the High Cotton Awards Breakfast at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn.
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