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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

Bill Robertson, Dan Fromme

• 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 »

Showtime In The South

mid-south farm and gin show

The 68th Annual Mid-South Farm And Gin Show Located not far from the Mighty Mississippi, the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is a not-for-profit educational opportunity for farmers and other folks involved in agriculture. This year’s event will be held at the Memphis Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., in Memphis, Tennessee, Feb. 28-29. The annual show provides valuable information ... Read More »

Well Restoration Worthy Of Another Look

well restoration

Water wells are a tricky business. From the moment a well is drilled, it’s generally designed to “run to failure” much akin to “planned obsolesce” on a cell phone. Even some well rehabilitation efforts often operate on the same premise. If a water well is not producing what it was originally designed to produce, both water and crop yields suffer ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter Student Worker Awards

LSU AgCenter student workers

• By Johnny Morgan • The Louisiana State University AgCenter recently presented awards to three students who have worked at AgCenter research stations in northeast Louisiana. The awards, given to full-time and part-time student workers, were recommended by faculty at the research stations. They are sponsored by the Hardwick family, which grows cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat on ... Read More »