January 22, 2004--Posted 5:00 pm CST
Trumann, AR--2004 was a very good year for farmers. Now they are just hoping they can do it all over again.
“It was nearly perfect.” Fourth generation farmer Dennis Penter says. “I’ve never seen a year like it.”
Others agree. Roy Bird is now retired. He was never really a full time farmer but owns land and used to help out from time to time. He says he never thought he would see the day when you could pick more cotton than the gin could keep up with. “I’ve never seen production in my lifetime this good.” He says.