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John Deere, Case IH Show Off New Products At The World Ag Expo Designed With Efficiency In Mind BY VICKY BOYD MANAGING EDITOR With acre upon acre of outdoor and indoor exhibits, the World Ag Expo near Tulare, California, offers growers three days to see manufacturers’ latest wares as well as proven products. John Deere and Case IH were two ... Read More »

2019 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards

The 2019 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards were presented recently at the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 13th Annual Meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop in Tifton. The awards are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and BASF and administered by the UGA Cotton Team. The purpose of the awards is to recognize producers and ginners of high-quality cotton fiber and ... Read More »

2020 World Cotton Outlook Remains Fluid

U.S.-China Phase 1 Implementation And Coronavirus Bring New Uncertainties National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2020 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with significant uncertainty and volatility in the global economy and the world cotton market. On Jan. 15, 2020, Trump signed the Phase ... Read More »

Special Report: CCI Officers And Directors Named

Richard L. (Ricky) Clarke III, a merchant from Cordova, Tennessee, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2020. CCI is the National Cotton Council’s export promotion arm and carries out programs in more than 50 countries under the COTTON USA trademark. Clarke, who moves up from CCI first vice president, succeeds Hank Reichle, a cooperative official from ... Read More »

Well Restoration Worthy Of Another Look

well restoration

Water wells are a tricky business. From the moment a well is drilled, it’s generally designed to “run to failure” much akin to “planned obsolesce” on a cell phone. Even some well rehabilitation efforts often operate on the same premise. If a water well is not producing what it was originally designed to produce, both water and crop yields suffer ... Read More »

Where Are We Now On Tractor Incentive Funding?

California cotton

In 2018, the state began spending greenhouse gas reduction fund money from the Cap and Trade Program on the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions Program. The FARMER Program was designed to mirror the state’s existing Carl Moyer Program but expanded upon it with considerably more funding. The first three years provided more than $332 million statewide. Unfortunately, it ... Read More »

Growing Georgia Agriculture

the jimmersons

State Cotton Farmers Compete For National Title In 2010, Preston and Kendall Jimmerson were pondering their future. Preston was a four-year insurance agent with Lee County, Georgia, Farm Bureau. But farm life had caught his attention. Kendall grew up on Moss Family Farm, then owned by her father, Rick Moss. Preston talked with his father-in-law and told him he’d like ... Read More »