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In Memoriam — The Passing Of A Legend: Loyd Colbert

Loyd Colbert

This Stalwart Of The Cotton Ginning Industry Made Significant Contributions During His Long Career. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Loyd E. Colbert, retired ginning legend from Modern Ginning in Blythe, California. Loyd passed away peacefully on Nov. 3 surrounded by his family. Loyd, an Arkansas native, began his long career and distinguished service to ... Read More »

Pink Bollworm No Longer An Economic Threat

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The National Cotton Council issued a news release in which it welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that “U.S. cotton is free — after more than 100 years — of the devastating pink bollworm.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who made the announcement at a ceremony in Washington, DC, says the pink bollworm has cost U.S. producers tens of millions ... Read More »

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Meier Family

kathleen and robert meier

• By Julie Murphree • Editor’s note: As Arizona Farm Bureau nears the 100-year mark, Farm Bureau staff has reached out to long-time farm and ranch families to tell their stories about farming and ranching in this desert state. They now have profiled 119 families, and a great many of them are Arizona cotton farmers. Search on azfb.org for “Meet Arizona ... Read More »

Conservation, Efficiency: Keys To Arizona Farms’ Water Issues

By Tommy Horton Editor No region of the Cotton Belt is immune to water issues affecting producers and their urban neighbors. From California to the Carolinas, the ongoing challenge is to find available water that can keep all parties happy. This is becoming even more of a major test in Arizona where the interests of farmers are pitted against growing ... Read More »

Winter Preparations – A Must For 2013 Crop

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT HURT MISSOURI As we look back on the 2012 Missouri cotton crop, we had a pretty good year. While our drought conditions were described by the Drought Monitor as exceptional, we still had a better-than-average year. With our irrigation potential in the Bootheel area, we were able to overcome some of the heat and ... Read More »

Deltapine Adds Three Varieties For 2013

As cotton producers across the Belt prepare to make planting decisions for the 2013 season, Deltapine has added three new seed varieties to its lineup. The announcement was made at the company’s New Product Evaluator (NPE) summit last month at the downtown Hilton Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. More than 200 farmers showed up for the event, which gave attendees a ... Read More »