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Entries Being Accepted For ‘One Ton Club’ What do 860 pair of jeans, 4,868 T-shirts and 400 producers have in common? They all make one ton of cotton. Bayer CropScience and FiberMax cotton are now accepting entries for eligible producers to join more than 400 farmers who are members of the FiberMax One Ton Club. Producers have until March 1 ... Read More »

Rountree Family Farm Thrives With Cotton

Georgia cotton producers have dealt with their fair share of challenges in the past decade. You name it, and they’ve seen it. Drought problems, resistant pigweed, stinkbugs, the loss of a popular cotton seed variety, hurricanes and tropical storms are just a few of the issues that have confronted them while growing cotton. Read More »

On-The-Farm – Mobile Device Use

Each year, mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are becoming more commonplace in agricultural settings. And new, convenient farm apps that can be downloaded onto these devices are being utilized, too. According to the results of the January Web Poll, 68 percent of the respondents indicated that smartphones, apps and tablets play a significant role to somewhat of a ... Read More »

U.S. Goes To War Against Insects

Outfitting soldiers with clothing that effectively repels or kills insects is one of the strategies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using to help protect U.S. military personnel deployed overseas against disease-transmitting mosquitoes and sand flies. As part of the Deployed War-Fighter Protection Research Program, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomol-ogy ... Read More »

Ark. Consultants Cope With Drought

Nobody ever said it was easy being a crop consultant in eastern Arkansas – mainly because the weather has been downright volatile during the last two years. In 2011, cotton producers in the region were dealing with the Mississippi River and its tributaries flooding to record levels. Read More »

Winter Preparations – A Must For 2013 Crop

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT HURT MISSOURI As we look back on the 2012 Missouri cotton crop, we had a pretty good year. While our drought conditions were described by the Drought Monitor as exceptional, we still had a better-than-average year. With our irrigation potential in the Bootheel area, we were able to overcome some of the heat and ... Read More »

Cotton Fashion Show – A 24-Hour Marathon

Everyone knows the basic economic principle of supply and demand. Well, Cotton Incorporated’s Consumer Marketing team has come up with a truly unique way to increase demand for cotton – a 24-hour fashion show featuring nothing but the fabric of our lives. Cotton has always been a part of America’s dress code, from casual day wear to evening elegant. Now, ... Read More »