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Deltapine Class of ’20 features 6 new varieties with high yield potential

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U.S. cotton growers will have access to new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex varieties that have demonstrated the outstanding yield and fiber quality performance of DP1646 B2XF with the recent launch of the Deltapine Class of ’20 in New Orleans. “The Class of ’20 is the strongest class of varieties since starting the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program in 2008,” Keylon Gholston, ... Read More »

PhytoGen introduces 2 new cottonseed varieties for 2020

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PhytoGen plans to have two new cottonseed varieties, PhytoGen brand PHY 400 W3FE and PHY 500 W3FE, available for the 2020 season. These two varieties enhance the company’s wide-ranging portfolio of maturity levels, according to a news release. The two new varieties exceeded criteria for commercial advancement after on-farm evaluations were completed by more than 75 PhytoGen Horizon Network growers ... Read More »

Industry News For December 2019

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Book Chronicles Oliver Family Saga In The Mississippi Delta This publication traces the struggles of five generations of Olivers, from the late 1800s to the present in the Mississippi Delta. In the 1870s, James Samuel Oliver arrived in the Mississippi Delta by swimming across the Mississippi River — with a fresh bullet wound in his leg. He later journeyed deep ... Read More »

J.R. Simplot Co. to acquire Pinnacle Ag

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The J.R. Simplot Co., a privately held food and agribusiness company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has agreed to acquire all of the interests in Pinnacle Agriculture Enterprises LLC and its subsidiaries. The acquisition will bring together two distributors of agricultural crop inputs and related services. The target acquisition close date is in early 2020. “By combining our geographic footprint and ... Read More »

Cargill Cotton plans move back to downtown Memphis

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Cargill Cotton plans to move its current headquarters in Cordova, Tennessee, a Memphis suburb, to downtown Memphis in spring 2020. The business has about 75 employees and will be moving to One Commerce, 40 S. Main St. “Cargill Cotton is excited to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Memphis with the relocation of its global headquarters to One ... Read More »

Blue Jeans Go Green program and PhytoGen renew partnership for 2020

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Building on a successful first year, PhytoGen cottonseed brand will again team with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program for 2020. As before, PhytoGen will organize denim collection drives at industry events across the Cotton Belt to help promote cotton’s sustainability and reduce textile waste. In early 2019, PhytoGen became the first cottonseed company to collaborate with ... Read More »