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Wet Conditions Delayed Harvest In Virginia

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Remaining peanut crop fared better than cotton. Virginia’s cotton and peanut harvests are lagging due to a series of disruptive weather events, and the threat of additional rain could further dampen farmers’ efforts. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service Nov. 9 crop report, Virginia’s cotton and peanut harvests are just 35% and 65% complete, respectively. At this time last year, ... Read More »

‘Owning Your Piece of Texas’ Earns National Recognition

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• By Kay Ledbetter • The Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center named the “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Landowner Legal Education Project” conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a Project of Excellence. The Southern Center was established at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in 2009 and serves several states in the region, including Texas. ... Read More »

Clemson Lab Offers Soil Analysis

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Fall is in the air and hundreds of photos of changing landscape colors are being shot every day. Clemson University experts say pictures growers should focus on this season are those that give a clearer vision of their soils’ health. Soil tests can help by giving snapshots of soil fertility. These tests are available from the Clemson Agricultural Service Laboratory. ... Read More »

2 cotton farming couples vie for Texas Farm Bureau YF&R title

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Young farmers and ranchers are cultivating a bright future for Texas agriculture. This year’s Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher  finalists recognized by Texas Farm Bureau share a drive, dedication and passion for agriculture. Each year, TFB’s Outstanding YF&R competition recognizes the accomplishments of some of the state’s top agricultural leaders between the ages of 18 and 35. The YF&R contest ... Read More »

2021 Auxin Herbicides Best Management Practices Training

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• By Charlie Cahoon Jr. North Carolina State University • As most have heard, the recently approved federal labels for dicamba-containing products labeled for over-the-top use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans still require annual training. Therefore, North Carolina State University Extension, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, will continue to provide instruction to the ... Read More »

California cotton farmers look for market stability

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• By Christine Souza • About halfway through their harvest, California cotton farmers say the market may be stabilizing amid trade challenges, water shortages and market conditions unsettled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kern County farmer Jake Cauzza, who is growing about 500 acres of mostly Pima cotton and some Acala, said things are starting to turn around. “In the last ... Read More »

60-Inch Rows: Our Hail Mary Pass At Growing Cotton

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• By Darrell VandeVen • When we started picking cotton in the fall of 2019, my brother, Donnie, and I finally faced the reality that the crop just wasn’t working for us anymore. Our cost of production was too high, and the price we usually received was too low for the numbers to pencil out. We seriously considered quitting it ... Read More »