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  • Southern  Southeastern  2017 Annual Meeting

    Southern Southeastern 2017 Annual Meeting

    Editor’s Note: The Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting will be held Jan. 18-22, 2017, at The Westin in Charlotte, N.C. This organization represents cotton growers and ginners throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Every year, more than 600 participants come together to gather information and network with major industry suppliers. Cotton Farming magazine recently conducted exclusive interviews with David Dunlow, president of Southern Cotton Growers Inc., and Kent Fountain, president of Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association Inc. Here are a few of their thoughts about how the meetings will particularly interest cotton producers and ginners across the Southern ... Read More »
  • Improved Decision-Making Is ‘Beltwide’ Goal

    Improved Decision-Making Is ‘Beltwide’ Goal

    The 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC) can help its attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency by providing them with insight into the latest available tools and research findings. Those planning to attend the concurrent conferences, set for Jan. 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, are urged to register and make hotel reservations. Information about those arrangements is on the BWCC website at The site also includes the preliminary program and general information about the BWCC. Consultants Conference The 2017 BWCC will begin at noon on Jan. 4 with the half-day Cotton Consultants Conference – ... Read More »
  • Two Examples Demonstrate Regulatory Overreach

    Two Examples Demonstrate Regulatory Overreach

    Commentary By Blake Hurst Missouri Farm Bureau When the elections are over and the U.S. Congress returns to work, it’s time for regulatory reform. Why should that be a top priority of the new Congress? Well, let’s talk about Charlie and John. Charlie owns a small fertilizer plant. It supplies anhydrous ammonia to Charlie’s farm and to the rest of his family as well. He has about four non-family customers. New regulations, in response to a terrible explosion in Texas, will mean that Charlie will have to spend about $30,000 on various safety updates. Charlie can also expect to spend ... Read More »
  • Recapping The 2016 Election Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association

    Recapping The 2016 Election Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association

    Let’s go straight to the Presidential election… Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump. If you predicted Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States, you outsmarted most of the prognosticators this election. Going into Election Night, most of the experts seemed to be on the Clinton bandwagon. When results began coming in, things began to change. The first hour after some of the polls closed went about as expected. Then, swing states, such as Florida, began leaning toward Trump. Florida later was called for Trump. Britt Hume with Fox News was sitting at his station looking at his ... Read More »
  • Making Connections

    Making Connections

    A sold-out audience of the most influential executives in the global cotton fiber and textile business, representing 26 countries, attended the ninth Sourcing USA Summit last month in California. Who conducts the Summit? Cotton Council International (CCI) hosts the biennial Summit in cooperation with Cotton Incorporated and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. The U.S. cotton industry and its allied industries are integral supporters. The 2016 Summit exporter sponsors included: Jess Smith & Sons Cotton Co.; White Gold Cotton Marketing LLC; Allenberg Cotton Co.; Cargill Cotton; Toyoshima; PCCA; Calcot Ltd.; Omnicotton; COFCO Agri; Glencore; Staplcotn; Toyo Cotton; ECOM; J.G. Boswell Co.; Cotton ... Read More »
  • Deltapine® NPE Grower Kevin Gardner, Mocksville, SC – Why He Uses Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions

    Deltapine® NPE Grower Kevin Gardner, Mocksville, SC – Why He Uses Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions

    Why do you use Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions? Deltapine® NPE grower Kevin Gardner, of Mocksville, SC, says that Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions provides him with the guidelines and cash back incentives he needs to stay profitable. Through the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program, noted cotton farmers across the country work with Deltapine to bring the best varieties to market by planting potential varieties on their own farms and providing valuable insight about performance, quality and yield for specific soils and climates throughout the Cotton Belt. Want to hear more thoughts from Deltapine farmers like you? ... Read More »