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Mississippi Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 Transform My Community Grand Prize For Delta Streets Academy By Carroll Smith Editor T.Mac Howard grew up in Rankin County, Mississippi, and attended Mississippi State University. Fueled by his strong faith, Howard made his way to New Orleans after his sophomore year to participate in a summer internship with Desire Street Ministries. Mo Leverett was ... Read More »

Writing The Book

West Texas Producer Keeps Field Histories To Track TrendsAnd Help With Future Seasons’ Planning By Vicky Boyd Managing Editor Kevin Belt farms by the book.The producer of cotton and other row crops near Plainview, Texas, keeps a three-ring notebook with him to record agronomic activities throughout the season. Each field has its own page, where Belt notes variety, planting date, ... Read More »

Cotton Incorporated And Archroma Redefine ‘100% Cotton’

By Stacey Gorman Cotton Board, Director of Communications The Cotton Research and Promotion Program aims to innovate cotton throughout the supply chain — from growing the crop to the processing and finishing of the final cotton garment. Cotton Incorporated has partnered with Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, to use dye made from cotton to color 100 ... Read More »

Angels From Cotton Fields

I am from Golden Meadow in South Louisiana — the land of swamps, moss, shrimp and crawfish. Outside of seafood, sugarcane was the main plantation-harvested food. The first time my family and I traveled through an area with cotton fields, I asked, “Is this snow?” As a young girl, I began sewing with my grandmother and won many 4-H competitions. ... Read More »

USDA And University Researchers Work To Prevent U.S. Cotton Contamination

By Derek Whitelock USDA-ARS U.S. cotton is considered to have some of the lowest levels of contamination in the world. However, that reputation is in jeopardy as complaints of contamination from domestic and foreign mills are on the rise. Of particular concern for the United States is plastic trash that collects in cotton fields, black plastic film used as mulch, ... Read More »

Farmers Seek Clarity In Rewrite Of WOTUS Rule

COMMENTARY By Kari Fisher California Farm Bureau Federation The ongoing confusion continues over what is a “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) and about which waters can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act, with farmers and ranchers hoping this current administration’s actions will bring much-needed clarity and certainty. On June 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army ... Read More »

California Cotton Fungal Disease Moves Into Texas

Western report Fusarium Race 4 (FOV-4), a serious soil and seedborne cotton fungal disease, has found its way to Texas and threatens upland cotton production with potentially significant yield losses. Cotton breeder Dr. Jim Olvey and others are determined to ensure its impact on U.S. upland cotton will be minimized. With the help of farmers early in the 2016 season, ... Read More »