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Farm Bill Frustration

Across the Belt, many farmers are frustrated by Congress’s dilly-dallying over the Farm Bill or resigned to a “no sense of urgency” attitude when it comes to the viability of our nation’s producers. Following is a sampling of what our readers who participated in the Web Poll had to say on this subject: • “Congress doesn’t seem to feel farmers ... Read More »

Integrated Irrigation Scheduling Proves Effective In Georgia

By Amanda Huber Southeast Editor A project taking place in Georgia’s Flint River Basin combines proven technology and high-tech solutions to integrate and automate irrigation scheduling, eventually putting it all in the palm of the producer’s hand. The goal of the Flint Irrigation Scheduling Tool (FIST), which has many partners including the University of Georgia, the Flint River Soil and ... Read More »

Keep Your Eyes On The Bad Guys

By Carroll Smith Senior Writer This month, Cotton Farming is focusing on familiar insect pests that likely will be back again this year. In the cover article, several consultants discuss what cotton insect pests they expect to see in their respective cotton-growing regions. To supplement the Mid-South report, Cotton Farming has gathered timely comments on May 30 from Extension entomologists ... Read More »

Respondents React To Election Results

The November elections have come and gone; a president has been chosen; and the roster on Capitol Hill is in place. Cotton producers now have to assess the political environment in Washington, D.C., to try to determine what effect it will have on cotton. Ninety-two percent of the respondents in the November Web Poll expect to see some type of ... Read More »

No. 1 Influencer For 2013 Cotton Acres

As producers across the Belt wrap up their 2012 harvest, they are already contemplating how many acres they intend to plant to cotton in 2013. According to 82 percent of the respondents in the October Web Poll, price is by far the top influencer in the decision-making process. And, as grain prices remain at high levels, producers who have the ... Read More »

Poll Participants Rate 2012 Crop

Based on the comments received in the September Cotton Farming Web Poll, many farmers in parts of Texas and Oklahoma are still feeling the effects of the drought on their 2012 cotton crop. In other areas of the Belt, some producers are reporting better-than- expected yields or about what they had anticipated going into harvest. Once again, it all comes ... Read More »