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Industry News — October 2020

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AFBF Supports Wildfire Mitigation Efforts The American Farm Bureau Federation and 13 state Farm Bureaus have asked Congress to give federal land management agencies additional tools and resources to prevent and recover from catastrophic wildfires. The Farm Bureaus sent a letter to Senate leadership in support of the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation being ... Read More »

In Memorium

jack woolf

Remembering Jack Woolf California Central Valley agricultural legend Jack Woolf passed away July 28 at the age of 102. He was born Sept 6, 1917, along with his unexpected identical twin, Leyton, at the Pima Maricopa Indian Medical Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, to John Leroy (Roy) Woolf and Anna Louise Stuart Woolf. Siblings Peggy and Robert followed. After graduating from ... Read More »

2021 Beltwide moves to virtual format, registration opens

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The National Cotton Council will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences virtually on Jan. 5-7, 2021, (Tuesday-Thursday) due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19’s spread. Beltwide, coordinated by the NCC, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agencies, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel to exchange information about new products and production/processing systems that can be ... Read More »

Texas A&M plans fall CEU conference for Robstown, Oct. 15

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a fall CEU conference Oct. 15 in Robstown. The conference will be from 8 a.m.-2:40 p.m. CDT at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. Both in-person and virtual participation options are available. “The Fall CEU Conference is an excellent opportunity for Coastal Bend producers to receive relevant and ... Read More »

Industry News — September 2020

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Cotton Board Recommends Budget, Elects Officers During The Cotton Board’s recent virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, board members serving on the Cotton Research and Promotion Program recommended a 2021 budget of $80 million. This reflects a decrease of more than $8 million from 2020. The board’s consumer marketing division will see the largest budget decrease. However, the 2021 Cotton Incorporated plan ... Read More »

Industry News — August 2020

scott stewart

Stewart Named Director Of UT’s West Tennesse Ag Center An entomologist well known to row crop producers throughout the South, Scott D. Stewart has been named the director of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Stewart, who currently serves in Jackson as a University of Tennessee Extension specialist in integrated pest management and professor in the ... Read More »

Plains Cotton Growers elect new officers, Executive Committee

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Brent Nelson of Sudan, Texas, was elected president of Plains Cotton Growers Inc. for 2020-2021 during the group’s quarterly Board of Directors meeting recently via Zoom. Joining Nelson on the PCG officer team are Martin Stoerner of Lockney, elected vice president; and Travis Mires of O’Donnell, elected secretary-treasurer of the 42-county cotton producer organization. The immediate past president, Stacy Smith ... Read More »