Home » Special Report (page 30)

Special Report

Southern Ginners Adjust To New Environment

By Tommy Horton Editor Even with uncertainty about the Farm Bill and major acreage changes looming, Southern Cotton Ginners Association (SCGA) members are doing their best to adjust to a new environment in the Mid-South. That was the theme at the organization’s summer meeting in New Orleans heading into the fall harvest and ginning season. Nobody has to tell Mid-South ... Read More »

Cotton School Creates Career Opportunities

By Tommy Horton Editor Need to find an important contact in the U.S. cotton industry that might lead to a career opportunity? One of the best places to find such an environment is the International Cotton Institute conducted each year at the University of Memphis. Regardless of what part of the cotton world a student has an interest, he (or ... Read More »

Industry News

Thompson Machinery Expands Locations In Mississippi Delta Thompson Machinery, which has been in operation for more than six decades, recently conducted its official groundbreaking ceremony for a new Thompson Machinery location in Boyle, Miss. “The agriculture market is important to our organization’s growth and expansion in the Delta region,” says John Thompson, general sales and marketing manager at Thompson Machinery. ... Read More »

Many Factors Affect Cotton Demand

By Keith Flurry London, England • Based in Rabobank’s London office. • Specializes in soft commodity market forecasting. • Concentrates on coffee, sugar, cocoa and cotton. • Undergraduate degree from Univ. of Calif-Davis. • Masters degrees from Univ. of Hohenheim in Germany and Univ. of Wageningen in the Netherlands. • Previously worked for consultancy in Germany and also was with ... Read More »

New Mexico’s Research Has Rich History

By Brent Murphree Maricopa, Ariz. On August 25, New Mexico will celebrate the important link between producers and researchers at New Mexico State University’s Leyendecker Plant Science Center in Las Cruces, N.M., as part of the state’s historic centennial celebration. New Mexico became the 47th state on Jan. 6, 1912, and by then cotton had been consistently grown in the ... Read More »

High Hopes For TCGA: Cotton Acreage Should Remain Stable For Texas

By Tommy Horton Editor Even as record heat and drought continue in parts of Texas, the attitude of Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association (TCGA) members remains hopeful as the crop season moves into August. That was the major sentiment expressed by attendees at the organization’s summer meeting in June at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio. Tony ... Read More »

Industry News

Tours And Trade Show Will Highlight Milan No-Till Event Scheduled For July 26 Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the largest conservation tillage event in the nation, the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day. 2012 is the year for the 27th No-Till Field Day. It will be conducted at the UT Ag Research and Education ... Read More »