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Boll weevil eradication cost slashed

STARKVILLE — Cotton production costs continue to climb in most categories with one exception – boll weevil control. When the boll weevil eradication program first entered Mississippi’s eastern counties in 1997, cotton growers were assessed $20 per acre. As the program progressed westward, first-year assessments ranged from $20 to $24 per acre. Initially, weevils were also in the fields robbing ...

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