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Industry News for April 2017

Georgia Farmer To Lead The National Cotton Council In 2017 Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, Ga., was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2017. Named during the NCC’s annual meeting Feb. 10-12, he succeeds Shane Stephens, a Greenwood, Miss., warehouseman. As the managing partner of Lee Farms, Lee raises cotton, corn, peanuts, small grains, hay, pecans and cattle ... Read More »

How do you feel as harvest season approaches across the Belt?

JORDAN LEA Eastern Trading Company, Greenville, S.C. The kickoff of the college football season means one thing to some but something else to those of us in the cotton industry. The new crop is on the way! The entire global textile industry continues to have a strong appetite for USDA-classed, machine picked, reliably packaged and contamination-free U.S. cotton. For high-quality ... Read More »

What are you hoping for in the 2014 cotton crop season?

I am hoping for a lot of things, and I certainly hope that by the time this magazine is published in January that we’ll have a Farm Bill. We need for that to happen, along with a settlement of the WTO/Brazil case. And I am also hoping for some stability in the markets – especially as it pertains to China and India. It distresses me that these two countries’ actions can have such a significant impact on what happens to U.S. cotton in terms of cotton prices. Read More »

Industry Comments

What are you anticipating for the 2013 cotton crop season? Chris Booker Americot Seed, Jonesboro, Ark. First, our company is looking to have a good year. We always get our crop planted no matter what kind of situation we face. It can be a daunting task some years, but it seems like we always make it. Our farmers in eastern ... Read More »