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Texas sixth-grader doubles family’s cotton crop

LITTLEFIELD, Tex. — A young cotton farmer in Texas has found a way to boost his production.

With the help of his grandfather, 11-year-old Britton Pointer has doubled his acres of cotton by plating curved rows.

“It’s harder than you think it is because there’s 12 acres there that I didn’t have last year. It’s just about twice as much as I had my first year,” Britton said.

He has also received some help from Mother Nature.

“We haven’t had near this much rain, near. I bet you we’ve had 13, 12 inches of rain, last year we had one,” Britton said.

The sixth grader has also doubled his workload since he tends his crops when he gets home from school.

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