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After many years of the Cotton Farming magazine staff asking me to write a “My Turn” article, I did so in May 2017. I received so many positive reactions from the readers I thought I would try again. This time I want to focus on using lobbying in the USA to push agriculture forward in a positive direction. As I ... Read More »

2019 Transform My Community Contest

2018 transform my community

• By Carroll Smith, Editor • The Transform My Community contest, inspired by Transform WG insecticide and sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and Cotton Farming magazine, is a way for cotton and sorghum farmers and crop consultants to “transform” an aspect of their community with $25,000. As the program celebrates its fifth year, it’s inspiring and satisfying to see how this ... Read More »

Extension Demonstration Double-Take

bill robertson

I was raised northeast of Lubbock, Texas, on a cotton, grain sorghum, wheat and cattle farm near the community of Farmer, which is just north of Lorenzo. Both of my grandfathers farmed, and I remember them and my dad talking about the importance of leaving the land in better shape than it was when you started. The farm was homesteaded ... Read More »

Building For The Future

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Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting And Trade Show Set For April 4-5 in Lubbock. We have seen significant growth in Texas cotton production the past several years that has contributed to the building of several new gins and the expansion of existing gin plants. I believe this growth and increased ginning capacity means Texas will be a major player ... Read More »

Field To Closet™ Driving Demand For High-Quality, U.S. Upland Cotton

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• SPONSORED CONTENT • My Strong Cotton | SPECIAL REPORT Deltapine®, through a partnership with Jernigan Global, has created an initiative called Field to Closet to help create awareness and drive demand for premium, U.S.-grown upland cotton fibers in the end-user market. Following is Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith’s special report on this effort. Click play button below to listen to ... Read More »

Cotton And Tariffs Create Trade Tensions Between U.S. And China

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Continued trade tension between the United States and China is affecting the global cotton and textile sectors. “Back and forth on tariff discussions is problematic, and it results in the slowdown of global cotton demand,” says Dr. Gary Adams, president and CEO of Memphis, Tennessee-based National Cotton Council. On Jan. 16, Adams spoke ... Read More »

Carefully Evaluate Varieties For 2019

california cotton harvest

Many of our cotton producers were glad to leave 2018 behind them as crop management was difficult through most of the year due to wet conditions after a dry early May. Even though the crop was one of the best ones produced in years, harvest time saw one of the most harsh periods in many decades with Hurricane Michael. The ... Read More »