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Tips To Maximize Planting Efficiency

Technology And Hands-On Efforts Work Together By Carroll Smith Editor An impressive lineup of cotton varieties is available for the 2018 growing season, and farmers have been busy deciding which ones to plant on their farms. Although phenomenal yields and good quality have been coming out of the field recently, cottonseed is not a cheap input. Because seed is a ... Read More »

Staying the Course

Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting Cotton Farmers And Ginners Gather To Share Ideas And Honor Peers BY CARROLL SMITH Editor The Annual Meeting of the Southern Cotton Growers and the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association was held recently in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Participants from across the Southeast came together to address important issues that affect the industry on regional, national and ... Read More »

Cover Crop Research

Mid-South Report Bill Robertson shows a disintegrated pair of 100 percent cotton briefs that were buried for five weeks in a field with a cover crop, demonstrating active, healthy soil. On the right, a pair of polyester briefs is still intact. As part of Cotton Incorporated’s sustainability initiative, cotton producers and researchers in the Mid-South continue to look at cover ... Read More »

2017 Cotton Consultant of the Year is Paul Pilsner

“My ancestors were early settlers of south-central Texas so ag is part of my DNA,” says Texas cotton consultant Paul Pilsner. “As a child, I remember watching my grandparents hand pick cotton on their small DeWitt County farm. “My dad was blessed with a position at Union Carbide, which allowed our family to live an iconic 1960s’ lifestyle in Victoria. ... Read More »

Eligibility Restored

U.S. cotton producers’ safety net was bolstered with Congress’ recent passage of “seed cotton” farm policy — an action the National Cotton Council has diligently sought for more than two years. What was the basic action taken? Congress recently enacted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that contained policy changes making “seed cotton” (upland cotton lint and cottonseed combined) eligible ... Read More »

King Cotton Still On Top

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting And Trade Show Set For April 5-6 In Lubbock BY TONY WILLIAMS TCGA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Despite challenges in 2017 from Hurricane Harvey and an early freeze in West Texas, the mindset among cotton farmers and ginners heading into this season is positive overall. The 2017 crop is projected to be the largest ever ... 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 »