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Missouri Gin Committed To Quality

By Tommy Horton Editor The Missouri Bootheel region has always had a reputation for producing high-quality cotton. However, it takes a united effort from producers and ginners to maintain such an enviable record of achievement. One example of how this region’s ginning sector is committed to delivering superior cotton can be found at the Farmers Union Gin in Senath, Mo. ... Read More »

Managing For Earliness: Strategy Works In Mississippi

By Tommy Horton Editor The idea of planting a cotton crop early sounds so logical and simple to implement. Why wouldn’t any producer be willing to plant the seed earlier, avoid additional insect and weed pests, lower input costs – and wind up with increased yields and profits? As any experienced farmer can attest, different environments across the Cotton Belt ... Read More »

Water Efficiency: Southwest Farmers Meet The Challenge

By Tommy Horton Editor When agricultural researchers in the Southwest look into the future, one issue stays near the top of the list as a major priority. No matter what happens in any other ag-related area, all roads lead back to this one fact. Water availability. Without this one resource, farming doesn’t exist. And nowhere has this become a bigger ... Read More »