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Think Outside And Inside The Boll

Anticipation is running high as harvest approaches in many areas of the Cotton Belt. Naturally, farmers are thinking “outside the boll” about how their cotton will yield, how it will grade and what type of return on investment they can expect. This month, we are encouraging them to also think “inside the boll” where the cottonseed lies. Unfortunately, decreased cottonseed ... Read More »

Agriculture Trumps Calculus

Although I was born in the suburbia of our nation’s capital, my parents shouldn’t have been surprised I ended up in agriculture. My dad grew up on a subsistence farm in Pennsylvania, and mom’s grandfather owned the only gin in Leslie, South Carolina. After my parents got engaged, the U.S. Department of Agriculture transferred my father, who worked for the ... Read More »

Preserving Quality, Preventing Overregulation

The National Cotton Ginners’ Association is diligently managing multiple issues. Among the most serious is the threat posed by plastic contaminants — a concern addressed by National Cotton Council President/CEO Gary Adams in this magazine’s August issue and one that NCGA President David Blakemore has talked about in various ginner meetings across the Cotton Belt this year. The NCGA will continue ... Read More »

Cover Crops For Alabama

To get the most benefit, choose a cover crop suited to your production system and manage it carefully.” Cover crops are those grown to benefit the following crop as well as to improve the soil. They are normally not intended for harvest. “Green manure” is another term often used for soil-building cover crops. Cover crops can protect the soil, feed ... Read More »

West Tennessee Field Day

Those attending Monsanto’s annual field day recently in Union City, Tennessee, enjoyed moderate temperatures, which are unusual for the dog days of summer. Company and university personnel primarily addressed cotton topics — including products and traits, weed resistance and new technology — along with information on soybeans and corn. Scott Stewart, IPM Extension specialist, University of Tennessee, says the level ... Read More »

Industry News For September 2017

Enter By Sept. 30 For A Chance To Win $20,000 To Transform Your Community Attention hometown heroes! Tell us how Transform WG insecticide has transformed your cotton fields and how $20,000 could improve your community. To enter the 2017 contest, go to www.transformmycommunity.com before the Sept 30 deadline arrives. The third annual Transform My Community Contest is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences ... Read More »

Cotton Producers Have Renewed Faith

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By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board, Director of Communications Last year, The Cotton Board launched a new multimedia campaign directed toward cotton producers with the hopes of giving them the confidence needed to renew their faith in the crop. The “Renew Your Faith in Cotton” campaign (renew.cottonboard.org) was launched at a time when cotton was entering new territory — a time ... Read More »