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It Was A Beltwide To Remember

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR What was it like to attend the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans a few weeks ago? Well, as expected, it was a different format. The attendance was about what officials anticipated – around 1,500. The weather was brutally cold, so that didn’t lend itself to much walking up and down Canal Street or into the ... Read More »

Web Poll: SW Acreage May Increase

In the past few years, cotton acreage has taken a dip across the Belt as farmers reacted to attractive grain prices, and, in some areas, water issues. Despite this trend, many people in the industry have alluded to 2014 as the year that cotton acreage is expected to increase. In December, Cotton Farming asked its readers where they expected to ... Read More »

Deltapine NPE Event Attracts Large Crowd

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR How do you convince 150 farmers and their wives to make a quick trip to Charleston, S.C., just a couple of weeks before Christmas? You make sure that the schedule appeals to everybody. And that is precisely what company officials did in putting together the agenda for the sixth annual Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program ... Read More »

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 »