Bickley, William R 1984-11-13

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William Bickley discusses the role of Anderson-Clayton Cotton Industry in the development of Pecos River Valley agriculture.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William R. Bickley

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Date: November 13, 1984

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Western Cotton and Oil Industry, Pecos, Texas, Anderson-Clayton buyout, Pump irrigation boom, Causation, Rapidity of development, Role of Anderson-Clayton in development of Pecos River Valley, Service functions, Promotion of cotton varieties, Experimentation, Cultivation practices, Soil and water analysis, Financing of crops, Cooperative movement, Decline in cotton production, Food and Agriculture Act, 1965, Energy cost, Pecos Valley farmers, Mechanics of financing production, Commitment letter, Crop loan, Anderson-Clayton work force

Tape 1, Side 2: Oil mill equipment, Marketing of cotton seed product, Contracting and milling of alternative products, Potential for future commodity production

Range Dates: 1950-1984

Bulk Dates: 1950s

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