Newton resident proves cotton can grow in Iowa
Don’t tell Bill Hodge that you can’t grow cotton in Iowa.
Like so many other naysayers, he’ll gladly walk you around to the backyard of his Newton home to show you just what he’s been tending to for the past five years: three bushes, planted in a row and dotted with bright, white balls of cotton.
While Hodge has cultivated everything from onions to watermelons in the plot behind his home, cotton holds a place closer to his heart —and his hometown in southeast Missouri.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org