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As Arkansas Cotton Acres Rebound, So Do Gin Numbers

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The number of active cotton gins in Arkansas rose to 33 in 2017, paralleling an increase in cotton acres, according to statistics from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. “With a recovery in cotton acres the last couple of years, Arkansas is also seeing some gins come back to life,” says Scott Stiles, Extension economist for the University of Arkansas System ... Read More »

Time To Start Planning For 2014

For all practical purposes, the 2013 cotton has been harvested. There may be a few isolated fields that haven’t been harvested, but these would be on the heavier, wetter soils that are prone to flooding. More importantly, the modules have been taken to the gins. I haven’t seen a module truck on the road for at least three weeks. 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 »

Cotton Strives To Stay Competitive

By Tommy Horton Editor Even though cotton acreage has decreased across the United States, the industry is taking an aggressive approach in how to reverse this trend. That was the familiar theme heard at Cotton Incorporated’s “Cotton Competitiveness Conference” recently conducted in Raleigh, N.C. Organizers of the event offered a program that presented timely updates from planting to consumer trends ... Read More »