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Words Matter When Drafting A Will: A Cautionary Tale

A recent decision from the Ft. Worth Court of Appeals, In the Estate of Larry Ronald Neal, Deceased, offers a good reminder about how important is to carefully word a will to ensure that one’s intent is carried out after death. Read the full article by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet below. https://agrilife.org/texasaglaw/2018/02/19/words-matter-drafting-will-cautionary-tale/   Read More »

Take Precautions With Hunting, ATVs

Hunting and driving all-terrain vehicles are so linked in Mississippi that many people forget safety precautions when using these powerful machines. Bradley Staton, Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV associate, offers a few tips to increase the chances people will have a safe time in the woods on ATVs. “Always wear protective gear,” Staton says. “That means a helmet ... Read More »

Vitals for Cotton Sector

By Seshadri Ramkumar Texas Tech University Maintaining market share, enhancing consumer awareness and continuous investments in research and development are needed to advance the cotton sector. Steve Verett, Executive Vice President of Lubbock, TX-based Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., captivated the audience in a speech last Thursday at Texas Tech University about the 2017 cotton crop and the industry overall. As ... Read More »

Keep It Clean And Pure In 2017

Taylor R. Sills, Georgia Cotton Commission As growers start the harvest season, it is important to remind them to “keep it clean and pure” this year. Over the past few years, the reputation that the American cotton grower has worked hard to earn has been challenged by contamination of the crop by a variety of foreign materials, including plastic. Producers ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton Sets Goals to Further Reduce Environmental Footprint

With the goal of helping its members meet their current needs while making the world a better place for future generations, the U.S. cotton industry is setting goals aimed to build upon the strong environmental gains already achieved over the past 30 years. “Our industry wants to be the supplier of choice for those who are committed to only buying ... Read More »

Celebrate Cotton Football

The sixth annual Celebrate Cotton football game is scheduled for Sept. 16 in Lubbock, Texas. A special promo code is available for those interested in purchasing tickets. Plains Cotton Growers has proudly partnered with Texas Tech Athletics to establish this fun event that puts the High Plains cotton industry on a national stage. http://plainscotton.org/CelebrateCotton.html Read More »

Improve Ragweed Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast

Excessive reliance on glyphosate to control ragweed has allowed resistant varieties to flourish in cotton production systems. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Herbicide-resistant Common Ragweed Management in Cotton” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts diversify management practices and herbicide applications to better control ragweed populations. This 27-minute talk by Charlie Cahoon, Extension Weed Specialist at Virginia ... Read More »