Clever 11-year-old farmer boosts Texas cotton production

LITTLEFIELD, Texas (CNN/KJTV) — A young cotton farmer in Littlefield, Texas, has found a way to boost his production.

With the help of his grandfather, 11-year-old Britton Pointer doubled his cotton acres by curving the rows.

He also got some help from Mother Nature.

“It’s harder than you think it is because there’s 12 acres there that I didn’t have last year. It’s just about twice as much as I had my first year,” said Pointer. “We haven’t had near this much rain, near. I bet you we’ve had 13, 12 inches of rain. Last year, we had 1 [inch].”

The sixth-grader has also doubled his workload.

He tends to his crops when he gets home from school. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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