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  • PhytoGen Delivers The Whole Package

    PhytoGen Delivers The Whole Package

    • SPONSORED CONTENT • Andy Shelton grows PhytoGen® brand varieties on most of his cotton acres in West Tennessee. He recounts his experience with the vigor, yield and quality of PHY 444 WRF, PHY 330 W3FE and PHY 340 W3FE. Shelton says the Enlist™ weed control system performs well on glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed, and WideStrike® 3 Insect Protection controls bollworms and ... Read More »
  • Carefully Evaluate Varieties For 2019

    Carefully Evaluate Varieties For 2019

    Many of our cotton producers were glad to leave 2018 behind them as crop management was difficult through most of the year due to wet conditions after a dry early May. Even though the crop was one of the best ones produced in years, harvest time saw one of the most harsh periods in many decades with Hurricane Michael. The ... Read More »
  • Nothing Says Farming Like Family

    Nothing Says Farming Like Family

    When a new baby comes into the world, everyone scrutinizes each little detail to see what has been passed down from one generation to the next.[adinser[ Does the child have Daddy’s eyes or maybe Mama’s big smile? Feel the grip of these strong fingers. Gonna be a good cotton picker driver! As the years go by, assessing physical attributes gives ... Read More »
  • Researchers Look At Enhanced-Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers

    Researchers Look At Enhanced-Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers

    • By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • South Carolina cotton farmers may one day know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality. Armed with this knowledge, farmers can reduce costs and help protect the environment. Bhupinder Farmaha, a soil fertility specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, has received funding from ... Read More »
  • Hundreds Cheer New WOTUS Proposal in Tennessee

    Hundreds Cheer New WOTUS Proposal in Tennessee

    Wheeler and Perdue Outline Proposal That Would Bring Certainty to Farmers, Business Owners and the American Public. Four hundred Tennessee farmers, ranchers, small business owners and other stakeholders came to the Wilson County Exposition Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, recently to hear Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler highlight the new Trump Administration proposal redefining the “waters of the United ... Read More »
  • Securing Stability

    Securing Stability

    How does the bill benefit the industry overall? ■ The continued safety net is especially crucial as much of the Cotton Belt faced devastating natural disasters during 2018, compounding producers’ financial strains from retaliatory trade tariffs on U.S. cotton. The bill includes many of our industry’s policy priorities — continuation of the Seed Cotton ARC/PLC program, full access to the ... Read More »
  • OSHA Site-Specific Inspection Plan Now In Place

    OSHA Site-Specific Inspection Plan Now In Place

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new national site-specific inspection plan that became effective Oct. 16, 2018, and is effective for one year. Under this directive, OSHA will develop a list of employers for each OSHA regional office to inspect. The notice specifically states that the program does not include construction sites but is silent on whether ... Read More »