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Requesting Real Relief

As it did throughout 2020, the National Cotton Council will seek any necessary COVID-19-related assistance for its members in 2021. ■ What recent actions were taken, relief provided? The NCC engaged with congressional members and their staff to underscore the economic harm the pandemic continued to inflict on the cotton industry. We conveyed our priorities and sought relief in an ... Read More »

Mid-South Farm And Gin Show Adds Virtual Component

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• By Carroll Smith, Editor • The 69th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is rolling out an interactive virtual show site this year to replace its physical event Feb. 26-27 typically held at the Renasant Convention Center — formerly the Cook Convention Center, 255 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee. To register, go to farmandginshow.com. You will be given a badge ... Read More »

NCSU winter cotton meetings go virtual in February

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North Carolina State University’s winter cotton meetings will be held virtually using Zoom this year due to COVID-19. You will be able to watch these on your computer. They will be recorded in case you can’t watch at the time they are live. There will be three ways to participate: • Some counties may allow you to come into the ... Read More »

Hope For The Future

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As we prepare to close the book on a year that has challenged every fiber of our being, we look forward to starting a new chapter full of hope. Perusing the pages of this issue of Cotton Farming will confirm there really is hope for the future. In the cover story on page 12, researchers at Texas Tech and Texas ... Read More »

Take Proactive Stance In Challenging Environment

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2020 Is ‘One For The Books’ As I sit down to write this article and reflect on the year, I struggle to come up with the words to summarize 2020. The phrases I typically use to describe it may not be appropriate here. But I think it should suffice to say 2020 has been tough. Between a trade war and ... Read More »

Texas Tech students discuss cotton nonmedical masks vs. COVID-19

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar • Face masks are indeed becoming a part of gift baskets this holiday season. With wintry weather on the horizon, COVID-19 cases are expected to rise, as is evident in the recent surge in Europe and United States. Given these circumstances, knowledge dissemination on biomedical and nonmedical countermeasures are the need of the hour. I have ... Read More »

Weather’s Influence On 2020 Harvest

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With limited irrigation water in many areas and some difficult early and midseason problems with lygus in parts of the San Joaquin Valley, we have a wide range of yields across fields this year. Under limited water situations and generally warm, dry weather this fall, many growers are seeing good to very good performance of harvest aid chemicals. Preparations for ... Read More »