The cotton-producing region of the southern US.
- A few thousand hectares of Muscadine grapes are grown in the cotton belt in the south eastern United States.
- Two decades of rising prices had encouraged many tidewater planters to sell their slaves to new farmers in the expanding cotton belt of Alabama and Mississippi.
- Long before the ‘Dust Bowl’ conditions of the 1930s caught the nation's attention, he called for diversified farming in the cotton belt and the use of terracing to control erosion.
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