Project description: This project includes fourteen interviews with cotton farmers in central Texas. The primary focus is on technological change, industry organization, and global markets for cotton. Most interviewees discuss their family history and how they came to cotton farming before delving into specifics of farming and the cotton business.
Regulatory significance: Some interviews include discussion of cotton allotments, subsidy payments, farmer cooperatives, and international standard setting for cotton grades by industry organizations.
Interview dates: 2006-2007
Digital access: These interviews have digital transcripts available online. (Two of the fourteen are not yet digitized.)
Physical access: For audio, researchers may visit the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University.