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2018 Estate Tax Changes

By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet With the start of a new year and the passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” there are important changes to the federal estate tax. Everyone should take time to understand the current and any new estate tax law and to evaluate his or her estate to determine if estate tax liability may be an ... Read More »

Deltapine Names Class Of 18 Varieties

Marking the 10th year of the New Product Evaluator Program, Deltapine cotton recently announced the addition of seven new varieties to its lineup. The roster includes the full commercial launch of five Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties as part of the Class of 18. These were tested and proven to perform at a high level by select farmers participating in ... Read More »

Deltapine Cotton Stays Strong Despite Tough Weather Conditions

Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith went into the field this fall to capture strong cotton stories from farmers who planted Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties. Following is her special report on Jimmy Webb in Georgia. In Calhoun County, Georgia, small communities 12 to 15 miles apart once dotted the roadsides. Folklore passed down by word of mouth says the towns ... Read More »

Special Report TCGA Interns Seek Full-Time Work

Twenty-two interns have now completed the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association internship program. And we have three students who will graduate in May, who are seeking full-time work once they receive their diplomas. A financial investment from TCGA members and the willingness of many to devote time and effort into the program have made it successful. It takes money to bring ... Read More »

Where Dreams Come True

Mississippi Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 Transform My Community Grand Prize For Delta Streets Academy By Carroll Smith Editor T.Mac Howard grew up in Rankin County, Mississippi, and attended Mississippi State University. Fueled by his strong faith, Howard made his way to New Orleans after his sophomore year to participate in a summer internship with Desire Street Ministries. Mo Leverett was ... Read More »

Succession Planning

An Experienced Attorney With Knowledge Of Agricultural Scenarios Can Help The Transition Process Go Smoothly By Terry Greenberg “Succession means many things and may include transitioning ownership of property after the owner’s death or during the farmer’s lifetime, should the owner decide to quit farming,” says John Shanklin, of the McCleskey Law Firm in Lubbock, Texas, which is surrounded by the ... Read More »

Independent Crop Consultants Provide Service, Value To Growers

By Patrick R. Shepard Contributing Writer In 1983, Billy Bryant was so excited about starting his profession as an independent crop consultant that the day he graduated from Mississippi State University, before he left the campus, he took his test and got his consultant license. By that time, he had racked up eight years’ scouting experience. He had worked during ... Read More »