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  • Award-Winning Lineup Pays Off

    Award-Winning Lineup Pays Off

    • SPONSORED CONTENT • Ken Hall grows PhytoGen® brand varieties on 100 percent of his cotton acres. He recounts his experience with the vigor, yield and fiber quality that helps him thrive. Hall says the Enlist™ weed control system does an excellent job against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and morningglory. Since growing PhytoGen brand varieties with WideStrike® 3 Insect Protection, he has ... Read More »
  • Building For The Future

    Building For The Future

    Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting And Trade Show Set For April 4-5 in Lubbock. We have seen significant growth in Texas cotton production the past several years that has contributed to the building of several new gins and the expansion of existing gin plants. I believe this growth and increased ginning capacity means Texas will be a major player ... Read More »
  • Livin’ On A Prayer Depicts 2018 Season

    Livin’ On A Prayer Depicts 2018 Season

    When Bon Jovi’s hit song “Livin’ on a Prayer” was released three decades ago, it quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 chart on Valentine’s Day 1987, according to Billboard. The lyrics particularly appeared to resonate with hard-working people trying to “hold on to what we’ve got.” Today, the phrase “livin’ on a prayer” has evolved ... Read More »
  • South Carolina Cotton Crop Poised To Rebound In 2019

    South Carolina Cotton Crop Poised To Rebound In 2019

    • By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • Hurricanes, a government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting show steps are being taken to help farmers rebound this season. “We still have a lot of cotton in the fields,” says Michael Jones, Clemson ... Read More »
  • 2019 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre

    2019 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre

    The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2019 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2018. The fee supports the foundation’s efforts to monitor cotton acreage in North Carolina for any re-introduction of the boll weevil and to respond promptly with eradication treatments ... Read More »
  • Hoping To Erase Doubts

    Hoping To Erase Doubts

    The National Cotton Council characterized 2018 as a year with significant uncertainty and volatility in the world cotton market. It sees 2019 as having some important unknowns as well. Is there a predominant unknown factor for 2019? ▪ The ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute and the 25 percent tariff on U.S. cotton imported into China continues to be a wild card. ... Read More »
  • Labor Continues To Be An Issue

    Labor Continues To Be An Issue

    It’s all over the news about how good the job market is. In many places, there are “help wanted” signs everywhere. Labor is tight. In some areas, labor is tighter than others. It’s no great shock that the ginning industry relies on a largely migrant workforce. With a tight labor market, able-bodied people who want to work can find work ... Read More »