Farmer in the belly of a cotton picker beast

Farmer in the belly of a cotton picker beast

With cotton harvest on full-bore, Brandon Walton [4] sprang into action when he suspected one of his pickers might have a bad bearing. Using a tethered remote control, Walton, farm manager, Omega Plantation [5], Clarksdale, Miss., tested the massive baling apparatus. Next, after entirely shutting down the picker, he crawled into the belly of the cotton beast and made sure everything was working to his satisfaction. The picker was functioning fine, no bearings had gone bad, and operator Eddie Love continued running the rows.

All in a day’s harvest work for Walton.


For more on Walton, see Photos: First day peanut planting at Omega Farms [4]


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For more, see

Cotton harvest from above (photo gallery) [7]

Gen 4 Farms bringing home harvest in legacy year [8]

Legendary combine driver — Jesse Small [9]

Photos: Meet one of America's youngest farmers [10]

Photos: Hunting season on, beware the cottonmouth [11]

Photos: At Lively farms, wild hogs digging in for long-haul [12]

Photos: Grain bags lining up for Longino Planting Co. [13]

Photos: Pigweed is the ‘Satan’ of resistant weeds [14]

Photos: Lonesome Dove begins cutting corn [15]

Photos: Shifting farmland with Robert Precht [16]