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  • Strong Yields In A Challenging Year

    Strong Yields In A Challenging Year

    • SPONSORED CONTENT • Randy Rachal grows PhytoGen® brand varieties on mostly dryland acres in the Coastal Bend. Here, Rachal recounts his experience with the vigor, yield and quality of PhytoGen brand PHY 312 WRF, PHY 444 WRF, PHY 440 W3FE and PHY 340 W3FE in tough growing conditions. Read More »
  • United We Stand

    United We Stand

    Tennessee Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 ‘Transform My Community’ Grand Prize For The Bogota Community Center. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • When the doors closed at Bogota Elementary School, the close-knit rural neighborhood couldn’t imagine not having a central meeting place to gather for support and fellowship. The building was more than just brick and mortar. It defined the exuberant spirit ... Read More »
  • Texas Tech Football Game Scores A Big Win For Cotton

    Texas Tech Football Game Scores A Big Win For Cotton

    • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Online encyclopedia Wikipedia defines synergy as the “creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.” The Internet reference site must have had the Celebrate Cotton Football Game in mind. Through a partnership, Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Growers and the Texas Tech University Athletics Department have elevated cotton to ... Read More »
  • Whitefly Pressure Threatens Georgia’s Late-Planted Cotton Crop

    Whitefly Pressure Threatens Georgia’s Late-Planted Cotton Crop

    • By Clint Thompson • Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist, says Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure. Because whiteflies prefer green, lush cotton more than plants near maturity, most of the crop planted early in April and May avoided whitefly problems. However, Roberts has observed whiteflies ... Read More »
  • Potential Impacts Of Hurricane Florence On North Carolina Cotton

    Potential Impacts Of Hurricane Florence On North Carolina Cotton

    By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten • First of all, we pray that everyone is safe from Hurricane Florence and that damage to homes and property are minimal to none. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this storm, and please know that the NC State Extension Cotton Team is willing to help farmers in any way that ... Read More »
  • Advocating Policy Priorities

    Advocating Policy Priorities

    Over the past several months, the National Cotton Council (NCC) has actively conveyed to Congress the U.S. cotton industry’s priorities regarding the 2018 farm bill. How has the NCC been communicating the industry’s priorities? ▪ In mid-August, a letter from the NCC and 66 other cotton and related industry organizations was sent to 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee members as ... Read More »
  • Can Social Media Help You In Business?

    Can Social Media Help You In Business?

    One of the primary functions of associations is to connect people. Getting members of a group together to discuss, share, problem solve and network is an essential in any business. I dare say that businesses that don’t have that connection will eventually fail (not always, but often). That being said there are other ways to link people or solidify those ... Read More »
  • Cotton Board Seeks Photo Entries For 2019 Calendar Contest

    Cotton Board Seeks Photo Entries For 2019 Calendar Contest

    The Cotton Board wants to see your best cotton photos. One winning photo will be selected and featured in The Cotton Board’s 2019 Industry Calendar. To be eligible to win, contestants must first “like” The Cotton Board Facebook page and then email their high-res (large file size) jpeg photo to sgorman@cottonboard.org. Up to three entries per contestant will be considered. Deadline to ... Read More »