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Alabama Cotton Yields Third Highest In History

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By Katie Nichols Despite a year with a multitude of challenges in the field, Alabama cotton yields are estimated to be the third highest in state history. Cotton production for 2017 is up 18 percent from 2016 production. Alabama economist Max Runge says this increase stems primarily from a 25 percent increase in harvested acreage over 2016 (343,000 acres). “Given ... Read More »

New Year Cotton Policy Update

It is vital that generic base (former/previous cotton base) now or in the new Farm Bill be converted into something of value for the cotton grower.’ Under the 2014 Farm Bill (2014-2018 crop years), cotton is not a “covered commodity” and thus not eligible for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. Here are several changes made to cotton in ... Read More »

Efforts Influence Decisions To Use Cotton In Products

BY STACEY GORMAN COTTON BOARD DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Cotton Incorporated is composed of multiple divisions, all working together to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton from farm to retail. Although each division has its own niche mission, they all play an important role in keeping cotton viable for years to come. Cotton Incorporated’s Global Supply Chain Marketing division ... Read More »

Preseason Decisions

CALIFORNIA The remaining winter and early spring months may bring some rain or snow, but weather patterns in late 2017 and early 2018 look like a dry prelude to the 2018 planting season. So far this winter, central California has had relatively normal temperatures but extraordinarily dry conditions. Uncertain rainfall and snow forecasts raise concerns about irrigation water supplies, and ... Read More »

Texas Leaders Beef Up Cotton Policy At National Level

The right to repair equipment, the Farm Bill and general farm policy were among policy resolutions discussed and approved by farmers and ranchers from across the nation during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. Texas cotton farmers have support from the national Farm Bureau organization to include cottonseed and/or cotton lint ... Read More »

66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Make plans now to attend the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, March 2-3, in Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand to provide the latest information suited to the region’s diversified operations. Prior to the show, visitors are invited to attend the Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation Annual Meetings that will kick off Thursday, March ... Read More »

Consistent, High Yields And Grades

Jay Beaird farms with his grandfather Terry, father Faron, brother Terry Allen and brother-in-law Tyler Moore in West Tennessee. Jay and his father also have a custom harvesting business in Tennessee and South Texas. He says consistency is very important, and the PhytoGen varieties always deliver for him. Here Jay recounts his 2017 experience with PhytoGen® brand PHY 333 WRF, ... Read More »