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More Rainfall Needed For Texas Farmers

Recently, I made a quick trip to Lubbock, Texas, for a Water/Weed Summit sponsored by Monsanto and Deltapine, and one image remains etched in my memory during a three-day visit. Even though this is the middle of winter, you can tell that the drought conditions still persist in this region. Sure, there have been some sporadic rainfall events in the ... Read More »

More Rainfall Needed For Texas Farmers

Recently, I made a quick trip to Lubbock, Texas, for a Water/Weed Summit sponsored by Monsanto and Deltapine, and one image remains etched in my memory during a three-day visit. Even though this is the middle of winter, you can tell that the drought conditions still persist in this region. Sure, there have been some sporadic rainfall events in the ... Read More »

Salute To Tim White – Consultant Of The Year

For more than a decade, I’ve had the opportunity to interview the Cotton Consultant of the Year winner each year, and it’s a job that I never get tired of. This award, co-sponsored by Cotton Farming and Syngenta, is truly one of the highlights of the year for our magazine. The consultant is one of the most important persons in ... Read More »

All Roads Lead To The BWCC

We are now just about a month away from heading to San Antonio for the annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences, which will be conducted on Jan. 7-10 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. You’ll have to excuse me if I sound like a loudspeaker promoting this event, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. Unless a person knows the history of this cotton ... Read More »

Extension Specialist – A Farmer’s Friend

If you hang around long enough in the cotton industry, you see a lot of people change careers, retire or pass away. It’s a fact of life, but it doesn’t make it any easier when the event happens. Such is the case when I recently heard that Tennessee Extension cotton specialist Chris Main had resigned his position to join the ... Read More »