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Home Grown: Cotton harvest in full swing

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - In today's Home Grown, Cotton harvest is in full swing in both Yuma County and Imperial County.

Yuma County grows about 12-thousand acres of cotton per year, which is harvested from now until mid- October.

Tuesday morning, Jacob Ware, of Ware farms, ran the cotton picker in Bard, California.

Ware says the cotton he picks here in Yuma, is then taken to Yuco Gin, to be processed.

You can find cotton in your clothes, sheets, and towels, but cotton is also used to make things like rope, U.S. currency, paper, cooking oil, animal feed, packaging, and biofuels.

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