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2014 Varieties In The Mix

Cotton seed breeders continually work to bring new varieties to the field in an effort to offer producers more options from which to choose for the upcoming season. 2014 is no different. In addition to companies conducting field trials and showcasing them at fields days throughout the growing season, many producers work in concert with them to see how the ... Read More »

Producers Have Many Decisions In Selling Crop

By Amanda Huber Southeast Editor Prices have not been able to find any traction as of late, says Don Shurley, University of Georgia Extension cotton economist, and, as expected, China began auctioning off part of its vast reserve stock, which will impact the market and planting intentions well into 2014. For producers, the reality is a price in the range ... Read More »

Fiber Quality Can’t Be Imitated In Today’s Market

By Edward Hertzman Publisher Sourcing Journal Online New York, N.Y. Edward Hertzman No Substitute For Quality In a fast-food world, it’s easy to forget that nothing trumps quality when it comes to taste. The world famous cuisine in Italy is so good because only the highest quality ingredients are used. You can find a recipe for tomato sauce online. It’s ... Read More »

Average Crop In ’13

According to Dr. Chris Main in the November Cotton Consultant’s Corner, “It’s been a wild, late crop that has presented cotton producers with many challenges.” With this in mind, a good number of cotton producers have been surprised that their cotton crops, for the most part, turned out to be “average” once the pickers rolled through the fields. Following is ... Read More »

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 »