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  • Transform My Community Contest Opens June 1

    Transform My Community Contest Opens June 1

    By Carroll Smith, Editor — “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference,” says Tom Brokaw, television journalist and author. And giving just a small portion of your time is always part of that equation. The Transform My Community Contest, inspired by Transform WG insecticide and sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and Cotton Farming magazine, ... Read More »
  • Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Offers Water-Saving Incentives

    Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Offers Water-Saving Incentives

    The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is offering financial incentives in the form of tax credits to state farmers and landowners who make land improvements that help conserve water. Among the projects that may qualify are building surface water reservoirs, land leveling, converting from groundwater to surface water, and installing certain irrigation water measuring and control devices. Read More »
  • Low Water Supplies Leave Farmers In A Bind

    Low Water Supplies Leave Farmers In A Bind

    By Christine Souza — Reservoirs are at or above average storage levels, and the Sierra Nevada snowpack is improved by storms in March and early April. However, farmers await word from federal and state water agencies about whether water allocations may improve. Read More »
  • Evaluating And Managing Deer-Damaged Cotton

    Evaluating And Managing Deer-Damaged Cotton

    By Dr. Guy Collins — In recent years, many growers have noticed an increasing incidence of deer feeding in young cotton. There are many theories as to why this may be occurring now, relative to years prior. The most common theories are the loss of aldicarb applied in-furrow for thrips and nematode control, major reductions in peanut acreage in the ... Read More »
  • Attention To Detail

    Attention To Detail

    The National Cotton Council prepared a document that provides significant clarity regarding the new Seed Cotton Program that was contained in recently enacted legislation. What’s the major policy change? • As noted in the March column, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 makes “seed cotton” (upland lint and cottonseed combined) eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) policies ... Read More »
  • Keep Gin Safety At The Top Of Your List

    Keep Gin Safety At The Top Of Your List

    Safety is always a topic that draws mixed reactions. I’ve written more safety articles and given more safety talks than I care to think about, but it’s something I feel is important. In the past couple of years, gins — along with many other industries — have been required to report their serious accidents directly to the Occupational Safety and ... Read More »