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Cotton Quality and Yields

A Volatile Market

Economists Anderson, Shurley Offer Some Perspective   EDITOR’S NOTE – Texas A&M agricultural economist Carl Anderson and Georgia Extension economist Don Shurley have observed the cotton market for many years and have seen plenty of volatility during that time. In this interview with Cotton Farming Editor Tommy Horton, they take a closer look at recent trends and discuss what might ... Read More »

Specialists Speaking

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu For all practical purposes, the Missouri cotton crop is harvested. The Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Nov. 11 shows only 89 percent harvested. But I have not seen any cotton in the field in the southern end of Dunklin County. In general, defoliation went well since a lot of our cotton ... Read More »

Assessing Impact Of 2012 Weather Conditions

Chris Tarno Tarno Crop Management Piggott, Ark. (Consults in Clay County, Ark.; Dunklin and New Madrid Counties in Missouri) It is the middle of November; the entire cotton crop has currently been picked, and a majority of it has been ginned. For the weather conditions that we had for this year’s crop, I am very pleased with the yields that ... Read More »

It’s A Season For Giving Thanks

By Tommy Horton Editor And so we come to the end of 2012, reflecting on what actually happened during these previous 12 months, while looking ahead to what might await us in 2013. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a good time to pause and do this kind of reminiscing. We should be thankful for what we have, but, more ... Read More »

Conventional Varieties Prove Their Worth

Bringing new farm-based products and processes to cotton farmers is one of the most important goals Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environ-mental Research Division tries to achieve each year. “When we are able to bring producers a product that we’ve developed from vision to fruition, it’s very gratifying,” says Kater Hake, vice president of the division. That gratification is especially satisfying ... Read More »

Harvest Progressing Well In SJV Region

By Steve Adler Calif. Farm Bureau Federation With harvest now in full swing, cotton yields are approaching four bales to the acre, bringing smiles to the faces of producers in the San Joaquin Valley. California’s planted acreage of cotton this year is projected to be about 366,000 acres, down from last year’s figure of 454,000 acres, but still up considerably ... Read More »

Quality Is Key In Cotton Textile Value Chain

By Christian Schindler Director-General ITMF Proactive Attitude The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), a non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 1904, is an international advocate for the world’s textile and allied industries, and is dedicated to providing its membership with a neutral platform for the exchange of information and experiences. In this function, it also acts as a spokesman for ... Read More »