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Protect The Crop From Thrips

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Thrips are the most consistent pest in cotton each year. So, it was a surprise to University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Phillip Roberts when he found out some farmers looking for ways to cut input costs were not protecting the crop from thrips. “We see such a reliable yield response to using something ... Read More »

The Seam Plays Role In U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

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The Seam, which provides commodities trading and agriculture software, recently announced the general release of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It is an integrated technology platform that allows U.S. cotton farmers to assess and verify production practices, environmental footprint and measurement of progress toward long-term sustainability goals. The protocol, initiated by the National Cotton Council, represents all U.S. cotton industry ... Read More »

Sustainability Buzz in the Mid-South

Sustainability is a word that cotton growers hear and see on a daily basis, but what does it really mean? It seems growers, consumers, brands and retailers each have a different definition. Respectively, the core of the issue is the same — producing more with less and preserving resources for future generations. The Mid-South cotton-growing community recently had an opportunity ... Read More »

2020 World Cotton Outlook Remains Fluid

U.S.-China Phase 1 Implementation And Coronavirus Bring New Uncertainties National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2020 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with significant uncertainty and volatility in the global economy and the world cotton market. On Jan. 15, 2020, Trump signed the Phase ... Read More »

Special Report: CCI Officers And Directors Named

Richard L. (Ricky) Clarke III, a merchant from Cordova, Tennessee, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2020. CCI is the National Cotton Council’s export promotion arm and carries out programs in more than 50 countries under the COTTON USA trademark. Clarke, who moves up from CCI first vice president, succeeds Hank Reichle, a cooperative official from ... Read More »

CANCELED: TCGA Annual Meeting & Trade Show – A New Decade Dawns For Texas Cotton

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting And Trade Show Set For April 2-3 In Lubbock BY TONY WILLIAMS TCGA Executive Vice President Last year’s Texas cotton crop had great potential. However, after adverse weather conditions, it fell off quite a bit in some areas. Despite these setbacks, projected cotton acres in Texas only dropped slightly for 2020. Our farmers want ... Read More »

LSU’s Dan Fromme Honored As 2020 Cotton Specialist Of The Year

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• By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Dr. Dan Fromme, who grew up on a Texas cotton farm and has been working in cotton most of his life, was recognized as the 2020 Cotton Specialist of the Year during the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Austin, Texas. A professor and state Extension specialist in cotton, corn and grain sorghum at ... Read More »