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The Economic Impact of Boll Weevil Eradication in Texas

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  • McCorkle, Dean A.
  • Robinson, John R.C.
  • Fuchs, Thomas W.
  • Hanselka, Daniel D.
  • Niemeyer, Michelle

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Substantial progress has been made in eradicating the boll weevil from the majority of the cotton producing regions in Texas. While the full economic benefits will not be realized until eradication is achieved statewide, economic benefits approaching $1 billion have already been realized.

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  • McCorkle, Dean A. & Robinson, John R.C. & Fuchs, Thomas W. & Hanselka, Daniel D. & Niemeyer, Michelle, 2008. "The Economic Impact of Boll Weevil Eradication in Texas," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6812, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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