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  • Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Meier Family

    Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Meier Family

    • By Julie Murphree • Editor’s note: As Arizona Farm Bureau nears the 100-year mark, Farm Bureau staff has reached out to long-time farm and ranch families to tell their stories about farming and ranching in this desert state. They now have profiled 119 families, and a great many of them are Arizona cotton farmers. Search on azfb.org for “Meet Arizona ... Read More »
  • In-Field Variability Affects Cotton Yields And Quality

    In-Field Variability Affects Cotton Yields And Quality

    • By Denise Attaway • Most cotton seeds found in individual seed lots are created equally, but not every seed has an opportunity to reach its full potential. Clemson precision agriculture engineer Kendall Kirk wants to help explain why. Kirk’s goal is to help more cotton seeds develop into profitable crops by understanding what factors are related to producing high-quality, high-yielding ... Read More »
  • Mississippi Producer Earns Regional Acclaim

    Mississippi Producer Earns Regional Acclaim

    • By Robert Nathan Gregory•  Lonnie Fortner has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. As an early adopter of precision agriculture technology in southwest Mississippi, Fortner has worked to stay on the progressive edge. He grows cotton, corn, soybeans and peanuts on 3,700 acres scattered across Claiborne County. Embraces ... Read More »
  • Meter Data Show Georgia Farmers Using Water Responsibly

    Meter Data Show Georgia Farmers Using Water Responsibly

    Data the state of Georgia has collected on farmers’ water use since 2004 show farmers are responsibly using water to irrigate their crops, Mark Masters, director of the Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center at Albany State University told Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Conference attendees. “Georgia farmers do a good job of responsibly using Georgia’s water resources, Masters says. “The ... Read More »
  • Handle With Care

    Handle With Care

    Delivery of contamination-free bales to our textile mill customers is a must for U.S. cotton to compete against other growths and man-made fibers. How does contamination relate to U.S. cotton’s value? ■ Our industry recently emphasized U.S. cotton’s premium value to textile manufacturers in Vietnam, Bangladesh, China and India and will do likewise with manufacturers from all over the world ... Read More »
  • Sutton Named President Of Lummus Corp.

    Sutton Named President Of Lummus Corp.

    The Lummus Corp., a leading solution and equipment supplier to the cotton ginning, oilseed processing and affiliated industries, appointed Russell Sutton president. Sutton brings to his new role more than four decades of industry experience in all functional areas of cotton ginning machinery company operations, including sales, service, engineering and manufacturing. In his internal announcement to employees, Ben Hinnen, CEO ... Read More »
  • Lummus Corp. appoints Russell Sutton president

    Lummus Corp. appoints Russell Sutton president

    Lubbock, Texas-based Lummus Corp. has appointed Russell Sutton president. In that role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of Lummus and its core business of cotton ginning, oilseed processing and manmade fiber machinery, along with parts and service for those industries. Sutton brings more than four decades of industry experience in all functional areas of cotton ginning machinery company operations, ... Read More »