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Farmers Against the Practice of DST?

In an article published by the Nation Bureau of Economic Research by Matthew Kotchen and Laura Grant, they recognize the common misconception that farmers are for DST an this footnote (emphasis mine):

A common misperception is that DST is an agricultural policy. Farmers have historically been one of the most organized groups against the practice of DST, as it requires them to work in morning darkness for an extra hour in order to coordinate with the timing of markets.

Cotton Farmers Work Sun-Up to Sun-Down

While working on Twitter as @NoDSTinAZ to halt Arizona HB 2014 (which proposed to adopt DST in Arizona in 2015), I exchanged direct messages over Twitter with Julie Murphree (read bottom-up), saying “our clock is the sun”:

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