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  • Varieties Live Up To High Expectations

    Varieties Live Up To High Expectations

    • SPONSORED CONTENT • Ramey Stiles grows PhytoGen® brand varieties on mostly irrigated land in Lee County, Arkansas. Here, he recounts his experience with the vigor, yield and quality of PhytoGen brand PHY 330 W3FE, PHY 340 W3FE, PHY 320 W3FE, PHY 350 W3FE and PHY 430 W3FE. He depends on the Enlist™ weed control system to eliminate Read More »
  • Deltapine® Fiber Quality Delivers A Win-Win In Arkansas

    Deltapine® Fiber Quality Delivers A Win-Win In Arkansas

    • SPONSORED CONTENT • My Strong Cotton | SPECIAL REPORT This fall, Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith captured stories from farmers planting Deltapine varieties, looking for high yield and good fiber quality potential. Following is her special report on Billy Don Hinkle in Marianna, Arkansas. Mother Nature did her best this year to try the patience of Billy Don Hinkle, who ... Read More »
  • One For The Books

    One For The Books

    In looking back at the 2018 season, a multitude of adjectives come to mind that describe the weather and field conditions. Wet, hot, dry, windy, sunny, muddy — they ran the gamut this year. Some areas fared well, while others did not. In Specialists Speaking, the state cotton specialists did a good job of recapping what they saw in their ... Read More »
  • EPA Announces Changes  To Dicamba Registration

    EPA Announces Changes To Dicamba Registration

    On Oct. 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was input from and extensive collaboration between EPA, state regulators, farmers, academic researchers, pesticide manufacturers and other stakeholders. “EPA understands that ... Read More »
  • Ag Secretary Perdue Appoints 8 To Cotton Board

    Ag Secretary Perdue Appoints 8 To Cotton Board

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed eight members, eight alternate members and two advisers to serve on the Cotton Board. Re-appointed members are: ✓ Adam S. Hatley, Mesa, Arizona. ✓ Rajiv Malik, Tiburon, California. ✓ George T. Warbington, Vienna, Georgia. ✓ Sonja Chapman, Boonton, New Jersey. ✓ Crystal A. Button, Great Neck, New York. ✓ Julie Davis Holladay, Lubbock, Texas ... Read More »
  • Don’t Miss Significant Signups

    Don’t Miss Significant Signups

    What’s the most pressing deadline? ■ Seed cotton became eligible for Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage beginning with the 2018 crop. Dec. 7 is the deadline for landowners and producers on farms with generic base acres to make the necessary decisions for this crop year. The following actions are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Seed Cotton ... Read More »
  • Double Check Those Hiring Forms

    Double Check Those Hiring Forms

    To minimize the number of issues you may encounter during an Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or a Wage and Hour inspection, it is important that you use the correct documentation. The main forms the Wage and Hour division of the Department of Labor is looking for include the WH-516 and the WH-521. The WH-516 must ... Read More »
  • TCGA Seeks ‘Ginner Of The Year’ Nominations

    TCGA Seeks ‘Ginner Of The Year’ Nominations

    The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association is seeking nominations for its annual “Ginner of the Year” award. This is the highest honor a gin manager can receive from his or her industry peers. The award is presented during the TCGA Annual Meeting and Trade Show, April 4-5, 2019, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Read More »