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Picking time

Friday, October 5, 2007

Photo by Tim Jaynes, Staff
A farmer picks cotton west of Sikeston Thursday afternoon.

Cotton boll opening is nearly complete, finishing one month ahead of last year and normal, according to state agriculture officials. The crop's condition is rated 9 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 34 percent good and 5 percent excellent.