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World Ag Expo cancels 2021 show, reschedules for 2022

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Organizers of the 2021 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, have canceled the event, originally planned for Feb. 9-11, 2021, in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event, which boasts 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 1,400 exhibitors, will return Feb. 8-10, 2022, to the International Agri-Center in Tulare. “After working with the Tulare County ... Read More »

Championing U.S. Cotton Credibility

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Despite COVID-19, the National Cotton Council efforts to increase producer enrollment in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and escalate the program’s global credibility gained momentum this summer. What are the most recent developments? ■ Overall, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is increasingly fostering cooperation between producers and brands/retailers, which were able to officially join the Trust Protocol beginning in mid-July. ... Read More »

COVID-19 Update — Gearing Up For The Ginning Season

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As ginning season approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, take a close look at your operation to mitigate the risk to your workers and business as much as possible. Be sure to develop a COVID-19 policy and have a good training program in place before you begin hiring for the season. One of the most frustrating parts about trying to ... Read More »

Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Virtual Field Day set for Sept. 9

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The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a virtual research field day Wednesday, Sept. 9. The virtual field day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. Re-certification credits for pesticide applicators and CCA will be available pending approval. The field day is a free event, but ... Read More »

The Evolution Of Back-To-School Shopping

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Growing up in a small town in Southeast Arkansas, I always looked forward to the arrival of August. This meant it was time for one of my favorite traditions — driving to Little Rock and visiting the mall for back-to-school shopping. I loved everything about it. Searching the crowded stores for the perfect, first-day-of-school outfit, going up and down the ... Read More »

Momma’s ‘Lullabies’

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When my mother was a young girl growing up in Leland, Mississippi, she and her sister, Babe, and their first cousin (same age), Patsy Jeanne, would get to spend a lot of time together in the summers. Momma especially liked learning to make homemade biscuits from Mammaw Black. Other fun activities included Poppa Black playing his fiddle while they danced ... Read More »

Alabama Cotton Scouting School goes digital July 24

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton Scouting School is iconic. For 60 years, Extension scientists taught the Scouting School in person and hands-on. But the 61st Cotton Scouting School is going digital — pushed to an online version because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The short course will be July 24 from 8 a.m. to noon EDT. via Zoom. Growers, consultants, ... Read More »