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  • New products Deltapine Announces Class Of 17 Varieties

    The industry’s first Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton variety with root-knot nematode (RKN) resistance and a high-performing early to mid-maturity cotton variety were named to the Deltapine Class of 17 during the ninth annual New Products Evaluators (NPE) Summit. DP 1747NR B2XF and DP 1725 B2XF, were proven to perform by Deltapine NPE growers, who grew the varieties in large-acre plots under their own management systems. The growers’ evaluation and feedback were important to the selection of lines for commercial advancement. RKN Resistance DP 1747NR B2XF is the first Bollgard II XtendFlex variety that offers RKN resistance. The nematode resistance breeding ... Read More »
  • For The Children

    For The Children

    Tennessee cotton consultant wins the $20,000 Transform My Community grand prize for the Gibson County Carl Perkins Center. By Carroll Smith Editor “A hundred years from now, nobody will remember who I was, what I did or how much money I had. But the world may be a little different and a little better because I was important in the life of a child.” These are the words of Doris “Cousin Tuny” Freeman, a popular Tennessee radio broadcaster and childrens’ show host on local radio and television. Although successful in her career, Freeman is remembered by most as a passionate ... 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 www.cotton.org/beltwide/. 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Confronting Multiple Challenges

    Confronting Multiple Challenges

    Among challenges to the U.S. cotton industry’s competitiveness are securing an improved safety net for producers, making inroads against the competition from man-made fibers, maintaining U.S. cotton’s supply chain reputation and averting burdensome regulations. Is cottonseed policy attainable? Obtaining cottonseed eligibility in farm bill support programs is a key National Cotton Council priority. We believe it can be a viable safety net component for cotton producers and can help ease the industry’s economic pressures. Our most recent Congressional efforts involved coordination with our Congressional allies on a strong push to get the NCC’s cottonseed proposal included in the Continuing Resolution ... 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 »