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Is A Perfect Storm Brewing?

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Arizona’s High Cotton Status May Be Worst Possible Outcome During Current Trade Wars • By Julie Murphree • The other day via my @CottonAggie Twitter account I reported, “Arizona farmers expect this year’s Upland cotton crop to yield an average of 1,527 pounds per acre, the third-highest yield ever recorded,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistic ... Read More »

Pricing, Cotton And Common Sense

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Highlights Of 2019 Central Texas Field Days • By Cassidy Nemec • In the midst of summer field days for a variety of crops, it is clear that cotton is still king in Texas. The Westside Row Crop Tour took place June 21 in Crawford, Texas, and started with showcasing some grain variety plots before moving on to classroom sessions. ... Read More »

Family Legacy Shines In ‘Forever Cotton’ Video

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• By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board Director of Communications • The Cotton Board’s “Forever Cotton” campaign offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people who wear, cook with and grow cotton. The campaign illustrates what cotton means for producers and consumers and showcases the far-reaching impact the Cotton Research and Promotion Program has on people’s lives. During ... Read More »

NC State Launches New Cotton Planting Forecast Tool

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A new, very impressive cotton planting conditions calculator has been created by Dr. Guy Collins and Dr. Keith Edmisten with help from the Climatology Office at North Carolina State University. In this post, I highlight a few of the features and provide an example of how the calculator works. Over the past several days, I’ve visited with individuals using this ... Read More »

Fertilizer Offers Potential Deer Management Solution

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• By Bryce Ethridge • The threat of deer eating the cotton grown on local farms sent University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent Katie Burch searching for a solution. With the help of UGA East Georgia agronomist Mark Freeman, the Burke County, Georgia, agent may have found one. Although the potential solution needs further research for verification, Burch says she ... Read More »

California Fights To Beat Fusarium Wilt Race 4

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An increasing topic of conversation between researchers and producers at area meetings across the Cotton Belt is Fusarium wilt race 4 (FOV4) — a fungal disease that is difficult to control in cotton and can survive in soils indefinitely. With vital support from Cotton Incorporated, scientists in California have been investigating resistance to FOV4 since 2003 when the disease was ... Read More »

More From An Industry Icon

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 »