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Arkansas State’s annual ag business conference goes virtual Feb. 10

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Arkansas State University’s annual Agribusiness Conference will be a virtual event in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 virtual conference will be presented live via WebEx Wednesday, Feb. 10. The 27th annual conference will focus on the outlook for the economy and agribusiness, commodity markets, and the impact of the 2020 election on agricultural policy. The event will ... Read More »

2020 ends with optimism, but new COVID-19 variant casts shadow

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar • As COVID-19 has affected the normal life and the economy, how have the cotton and textile sectors fared? The year was supposed to end with a positive news that two vaccines have been approved for mass inoculation. But the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, which has shown up recently in the United Kingdom, is causing genuine ... Read More »

NCSU winter cotton meetings go virtual in February

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North Carolina State University’s winter cotton meetings will be held virtually using Zoom this year due to COVID-19. You will be able to watch these on your computer. They will be recorded in case you can’t watch at the time they are live. There will be three ways to participate: • Some counties may allow you to come into the ... Read More »

Texas A&M BIG conference goes virtual Jan. 5

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the 59th annual Blackland Income Growth, BIG, conference on Jan. 5, 2021, online. The event is free and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants must register online and will then be sent the link for the event, which will be held on the Zoom meeting platform. “The Blackland Income Growth ... Read More »

Adoption of precision ag varies across generations

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Farmers who fear they are falling behind in farm technology might not be as behind as they think. Kansas State University cropping system economist Terry Griffin explains that a recent Kansas Farm Management Association study on farm technologies dispels the myth that all farmers use all of the latest technology. Griffin was one of the speakers at the December 2020 ... Read More »

BASF, PCCA partner to digitize e3 Cotton traceability

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Cotton farmers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas who are Plains Cotton Cooperative Association members and grow e3 Sustainable Cotton now have access to a fully digitized bale-tracking platform that enables easier and more efficient cotton traceability. With BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, every stage of the supply chain can be traced back to the exact field where the ... Read More »