North Central Florida Farmers Seeing Profits in Cotton
King Cotton is in North Central Florida.
And making sure farmer's make their profits.
Cotton is being used as a rotational crop to combat weed and pest problems and to increase profits.
Peanut farmers are planting cotton now because there's more money in cotton.
Cotton jumped last year from 60-70 cents a pound to almost a dollar a pound.
Farmers hope these prices can stay this way.
"If they stay where they are right now, it looks like it will work out ok. If it will stay around 85 cents it will work pretty good," said Matt Dicks, Dicks Farms.
University of Florida IFAS experts say only 200 acres of cotton were planted in Columbia County in 2012.
In 2013, 2,200 acres were planted in the county.
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