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Northerly Migration

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Construction of new and larger gins mirrors increasing cotton acres in the north Texas High Plains • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • The number and sheer size of cotton gins in the north Texas High Plains continues to grow, fueled by burgeoning cotton acres. Although the region doesn’t have the groundwater reserves it once had, it still has a better ... Read More »

2018 Cotton Consultant of the Year

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“Although I grew up in Lubbock in the middle of the biggest cotton patch in the world, I wanted to be a horse veterinarian,” says Texas cotton consultant Mark Scott. “I completed my pre-vet medicine courses at Texas Tech University, applied to veterinarian school and then decided to take a beginning entomology course to fill time while waiting for classes ... Read More »

Farmers, Researchers Interact In The Lone Star State

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Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research Department invests in regional research programs across the Cotton Belt. The AERD team regularly visits growers in the field and attends regional meetings to identify specific research needs within a production area. Cotton Incorporated often partners with public sector programs, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, state Extension programs and university ... Read More »

Louisiana Strong

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Layers Of Support Contribute To Success • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Thomas “Tap” Parker says he always loved everything about farming but did not step into a large, multi-generational operation. His mother and father, Marie “Tweet” and Bill, owned 300 acres of farmland near Lake Providence, Louisiana, along with a small gas station and fuel distributorship. “After my father died ... Read More »

Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program

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High Yield Winners • By Carroll Smith, Editor •  Since 2008, farmers across the Cotton Belt have been invited to participate in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program. The goal is for them to evaluate variety candidates on large-acre plots under their own management systems and field conditions. The NPE producers determine how to best grow these varieties based on soil ... Read More »

Cotton Board Producer Tour Program Continues To Flourish

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• By Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board Director of Communications • The Cotton Board Producer Tour Program has given thousands of cotton producers the opportunity to see their Cotton Research and Promotion Program checkoff dollars at work inside Cotton Incorporated’s World Headquarters and Research Facility in Cary, North Carolina. This unique program allows attendees to spend a day listening to key ... Read More »