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Deltapine Cotton Stays Strong Despite Tough Weather Conditions

Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith went into the field this fall to capture strong cotton stories from farmers who planted Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties. Following is her special report on Jimmy Webb in Georgia. In Calhoun County, Georgia, small communities 12 to 15 miles apart once dotted the roadsides. Folklore passed down by word of mouth says the towns ... Read More »

Special Report TCGA Interns Seek Full-Time Work

Twenty-two interns have now completed the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association internship program. And we have three students who will graduate in May, who are seeking full-time work once they receive their diplomas. A financial investment from TCGA members and the willingness of many to devote time and effort into the program have made it successful. It takes money to bring ... Read More »

Where Dreams Come True

Mississippi Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 Transform My Community Grand Prize For Delta Streets Academy By Carroll Smith Editor T.Mac Howard grew up in Rankin County, Mississippi, and attended Mississippi State University. Fueled by his strong faith, Howard made his way to New Orleans after his sophomore year to participate in a summer internship with Desire Street Ministries. Mo Leverett was ... Read More »

Succession Planning

An Experienced Attorney With Knowledge Of Agricultural Scenarios Can Help The Transition Process Go Smoothly By Terry Greenberg “Succession means many things and may include transitioning ownership of property after the owner’s death or during the farmer’s lifetime, should the owner decide to quit farming,” says John Shanklin, of the McCleskey Law Firm in Lubbock, Texas, which is surrounded by the ... Read More »

Independent Crop Consultants Provide Service, Value To Growers

By Patrick R. Shepard Contributing Writer In 1983, Billy Bryant was so excited about starting his profession as an independent crop consultant that the day he graduated from Mississippi State University, before he left the campus, he took his test and got his consultant license. By that time, he had racked up eight years’ scouting experience. He had worked during ... Read More »

USDA And University Researchers Work To Prevent U.S. Cotton Contamination

By Derek Whitelock USDA-ARS U.S. cotton is considered to have some of the lowest levels of contamination in the world. However, that reputation is in jeopardy as complaints of contamination from domestic and foreign mills are on the rise. Of particular concern for the United States is plastic trash that collects in cotton fields, black plastic film used as mulch, ... Read More »

2018 Seed Variety Guide

Yield, Quality And Traits The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2018 includes a host of high-yielding, good quality selections. To help you get started, seed companies from across the Cotton Belt provided information about their headliners on pages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 in the annual Seed Variety Guide published by Cotton Farming. Discuss priorities ... Read More »