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Cotton Shines In Oklahoma

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• By Seth Byrd, Oklahoma State University • Like any cotton season, 2020 was a roller coaster in Oklahoma, although we tended to avoid the extremes experienced in the two previous years. Coming off a hot and dry 2018 followed by a cool and wet spring and a hot and dry summer in 2019, this season was slightly more moderate. ... Read More »

Friends & Legends

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Louisiana Crop Consultant Pays Tribute To AgFax Founders • By Hank Jones • I didn’t follow a traditional path to become a crop consultant. I did not work summers scouting fields for well-known consultants and knew few farmers when I started. My father was an ag-chemical salesman, so I had plenty of exposure to the world of agriculture. I found ... Read More »

‘Mr. Boll Weevil’ Honored In North Carolina

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The Boll Weevil Eradication Program led to the eradication of the most destructive pest in the history of U.S. cotton production. For his impassioned and relentless determination to garner broad support for the program, North Carolina’s Marshall Grant has been inducted into the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame. At a time when cotton producers were making 12 or more ... Read More »

Research Sheds Light On Best Times To Hunt Bucks

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• By Dr. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University • “Where are all the bucks?” Several years ago, Larry Castle, formerly of Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Steve Demarais of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab met to discuss what could be done to address deer hunter questions and concerns regarding where bucks were going during hunting season. ... Read More »

Zoom Meetings Feature Local Research

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Are you aware of all the research projects that are done on behalf of U.S. cotton farmers to help increase their profitability and success on the farm? Even though 2020 has been a crazy year and many folks are quarantined, working from home or practicing social distancing, Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research team has been busy conducting research as ... Read More »

First bale auction raises $10,000 for Texas Rio Grande Valley students

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• By Jennifer Dorsett • The Harlingen (Texas) Cotton Committee recently auctioned the first cotton bale of 2020 to benefit area students pursuing a degree in higher education. In previous years, the Harlingen Cotton Committee and the Algodón Club collaborated to celebrate cotton and its importance to the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. The committee hosts the “First Bale” live auction ... Read More »

Sustainability Conference Debuts

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• By Carroll Smith, Editor • The National Cotton Council will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences virtually Jan. 5-7, 2021, (Tuesday-Thursday) due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19’s spread. Beltwide, coordinated by the NCC, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agencies, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel. The goal is to exchange information about ... Read More »