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NCC Annual Meeting Extras

Bowen Flowers, a Clarksdale, Miss., cotton producer, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2015, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Memphis, Tenn. Currently a NCC director, Flowers has served on and chaired various ACP and NCC committees and task forces. Elected as an ACP vice chairmen were: Kendall Wannamaker, St. Matthews, SC; and Doyle Schniers, San Angelo, Texas. Re-elected as a vice chairman was Dan Thelander, Maricopa, Arizona. Elected as a NCC producer director was Ronald C. Lee, Bronwood, Ga., representing the Southeast region; and Cannon Michael, Los Banos, Calif., representing the Western region. Re-elected as producer directors were Ted Schneider, Lake Providence, La., representing the Mid-South region; Shawn Holladay, Lubbock, Texas, representing the Southwest region, and Flowers, as at-large director. Read More »

Consultants Honor NC’s Stan Winslow

Stan Winslow of Belvidere, N.C., winner of the 2014 Cotton Consultant of the Year (CCOY) award, was honored by his peers at a special reception last month at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio. A crowd of more than 150 attended the event at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. The award is co-sponsored by Cotton Farming and Syngenta. Winslow and his wife Lou Ann, along with nine family members, were in attendance. Publisher Lia Guthrie joined Syngenta’s Josh Kelley in presenting the traditional CCOY winner’s green jacket and special plaque to Winslow. “I have to say that this is easily the highlight of my career,” Winslow said in accepting the award. “It’s just a very special honor to be a member of this group of previous winners.” Winslow is the president of Tidewater Agronomics, which he started in 1998. He also is a past president of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants and the North Carolina Ag Consultants Association. Read More »

Want To Save Money? Plant On Flat Beds

By Brent Murphree: Raised beds have been the standard row configuration in the West since modern cotton farming began more than 100 years ago, but that doesn't mean all Arizona producers have to be tied to the method.Wuertz should know about water conservation. His family has raised cotton on drip irrigation, a major water saver, in Coolidge for many years. However, on ground that is leased or where the cost of drip irrigation installation outweighs the advantage, planting on level ground seems to give the producer a savings advantage. Pat Cockrill, another producer in the Coolidge area, says he saves a great deal on his water bill as well. "It depends on the year," he says. "We can save at least half an acre-foot and sometimes close to a full acre-foot of water." In Coolidge, Ariz., several producers have been planting their crops on level ground with borders for irrigation. It is a traditional method for crops such as grain and alfalfa... Read More »

USDA To Invest In Young Farmers

Deputy Ag Secretary Krysta Harden has announced the availability of more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. This support is available through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), administered by USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Winning awards from last year’s application cycle ... Read More »

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Everything you need for a profitable 2015 season. Be there when the doors open! If you’re a farmer or ginner, this is the time of year for finding new information that can make a difference during the 2015 cotton production season. And you’d be hard pressed to find a better event to visit than the annual Mid-South Farm & Gin ... Read More »

‘Full Speed Ahead’ For TCGA This Year

The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association extends to you an invitation to join us at our 108th Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Lubbock, Texas, on April 9-10. Our theme for this year’s event is “Full Speed Ahead” as we move forward in 2015, which is setting up to be a promising year for the Texas cotton industry. Our show is ... Read More »