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USDA, Georgia work to raise awareness of seed coat fragments

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to raise awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the southeast region. So far in the 2020 cotton season, the AMS Macon, Georgia, Classing Office has classed 2.2 ... Read More »

Texas Tech, USDA Agree To Move Cotton Classing Facility To Tech Campus

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Calling it a “historic day for us,” leaders from Texas Tech University signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to move its cotton classing facility to a new location on the Texas Tech campus near the Rawls Golf Course. They also participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking. Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said the facility also will provide educational ... Read More »