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Pre-Registration Begins For Mid-South Farm/Gin Show Companies or interested parties planning to attend the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show on Feb. 27-28 at the Cook Convention Center may register online by going to www.farmandginshow.com or calling (901) 947-3104. The show, which is the largest indoor farm show in the country, features more than 400 exhibitors, Mid- South crop information, equipment ... Read More »

December 2014 Industry News

Dow Ready To Launch Enlist Duo Herbicide in 2015 Dow AgroSciences has announced it will launch its innovative Enlist Duo herbicide for the 2015 crop season. Enlist Duo is part of the Enlist Weed Control System, a herbicide-tolerant trait technology for corn and soybeans. The herbicide will provide new advantages for the management of hard-to control and resistant weeds. It ... Read More »

Industry News for November 2014

Novemeber 2014 Cover of Cotton Farming Magazine

USDA, House Ag Committee Announce Risk Mgt. Tools House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson has joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and other farm leaders to unveil the new Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, new risk management tools authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Peterson made the following statement to the media: ... Read More »

October 2014 Industry News

Bayer CropScience recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest research facility, a $17 million, 76,000- square foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse and headhouse addition to its site in Memphis, Tenn. The site is a hub for cultivating cotton and soybean solutions for the international market. Read More »

September 2014 Industry News

USDA Accepting Comments On Monsanto’s New Technology USDA is now accepting public comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Monsanto’s next generation dicamba-tolerant weed management technologies, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. This follows USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announcement that it has completed the draft EIS on Roundup Ready 2 ... Read More »

Are you encouraged about the prospect of increased cotton acres in 2014?

At Valent, we are very excited about the possibility of increased cotton acres in 2014. This certainly ties in nicely with our new Fierce herbicide that will help us in the ongoing battle with resistant pigweeds. We had good cotton last year even in situations where we didn’t think we could make it. I am just really excited to see those acres coming back. There is a real sense of anticipation and optimism for cotton producers here in the Mid-South. Read More »