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Industry News for May 2022

FiberMax One Ton Club Celebrates 17 Years

BASF welcomed 51 farms to the FiberMax One Ton Club following the 2021 growing season. 

Chase and Maegan Bubenik of San Angelo, Texas, were the winners of the 2021 FiberMax One Ton Club drawing for a two-year lease on a Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch truck.

Michael and Melissa Hoch of M & M Farms reported an average yield of 3,417 pounds of cotton per acre — the second highest yield on record for the One Ton Club — and a gross value of nearly $1,950 an acre.

Additional OTC awards include:

Highest yield/gross value: M & M Farms in Garden City, Texas: Average yield of 3,417 lb/A with FM 2334GLT and a gross value of $1,949.39 per acre.

Most acres: Kitten Land Company of Lubbock: Average yield of 2,129 lb/A on 933 acres with the FM 2398GLTP, FM 1830GLT and FM 2498GLT varieties.

Most varieties:

Jonathan James Farms of Floydada, Texas: Average yield of 2,151 lb/A using FM 2498GLT, FM 2334GLT and FM 1621GL.

Kitten Land Company of Lubbock: Average yield of 2,129 lb/A using FM 2398GLTP, FM 1830GLT and FM 2498GLT.

Tucker Ross of Idalou, Texas: Average yield of 2,126 lb/A using FM 2498GLT, FM 2334GLT and FM 2484B2F.

Eric & Christy Seidenberger of Garden City, Texas: Average yield of 2,058 lb/A using FM 2334GLT, FM 1730GLTP and FM 2498GLT.

Martin & Mimms of Lorenzo, Texas: Average yield of 2,032 lb/A using FM 1730GLTP, FM 2498GLT and FM 1830GLT.

Highest loan value: Eric and Christy Seidenberger of Garden City, Texas, garnered $0.5792 on their qualifying acres with FM 1730GLTP.

For more, visit FiberMax.com/OTC.


Louisiana Agriculture Hall Of Distinction Names Inductees

Three icons of Louisiana agriculture were recently inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction.

The new inductees are former director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service and current chancellor of LSU Alexandria Paul Coreil, of Alexandria; long time Louisiana Radio Network farm broadcaster Don Molino, of Baton Rouge; and Jim Monroe, of Pineville, the former assistant to the president at Louisiana Farm Bureau, where Monroe worked for 47 years.

The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is a joint effort of the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Radio Network, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

It honors individuals who have made significant contributions to agriculture or agriculture-related industries. Previous inductees have represented farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture, education and agribusiness.

To learn more about the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction, contact Eboni Register with the Louisiana Radio Network at 225-291-2727 or eboni@louisianaradionetwork.com.

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