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Old 06-04-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Besides NC & VA What other states in the south still grows Cotton & Tobacco
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Kentucky still grows tobacco, and the entire mid south other than Kentucky grows cotton still.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:43 PM
 
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Besides NC & VA What other states in the south still grows Cotton & Tobacco
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Tobacco? I believe Kentucky is still a major state in growing such.

Cotton? If by "south" you mean the old "Cotton Belt" -- generally the Lower South states as defined before and during the War Between the States -- then all still do; with Texas, Georiga, Mississippi and Arkansas in the lead.

In later years, the interior southwest states (i.e. New Mexico and Arizona, along with California), and spreading as far north as Kansas, became notable producers. In fact, California (surprisingly from an historical sense), is ranked right up there with the historic South as being a major player today (although it is generally a different type cotton dependent on irrigation and all).

On a related tangent, rice is also a crop that might be mentioned as in production associated with the Southern states....

Hope that might help a bit!
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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I'm sure you'll find a few folks doing cotton everywhere. In the last five years or so all the cotton farmers here have switched to corn and wheat.

While you might find a tobacco plant here or there, the soil it is grown in affects the taste so commercial tobacco production has always been limited to the more northern Southern states. Europeans had even encountered tobacco in the Americas for some time, but it only caught on when they started growing it in Virginia. Even the natives before this tended to use it for religious purposes or mixed it with chocolate to be able to smoke it for pleasure.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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besides nc & va what other states in the south still grows cotton & tobacco
South Carolina and Georgia do.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Cotton has become a huge cash crop in Georgia again, especially in the SW portion of the state.

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Old 06-06-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Louisiana still grows cotton.
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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Do any of you live in cotton or tobacco country?
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Do any of you live in cotton or tobacco country?
Used to be a lot of tobacco farms right here, but they've declined.

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I know Georgia still has a lot of cotton fields!
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