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Imparting Knowledge And Wisdom

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While standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2021 caught my eye. I haven’t picked one up in a while, so I decided to refresh my memory about what it has to offer. The reference book was established in 1792, and according to its website is “North America’s most popular reference ... Read More »

Reflect & Project

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The 2021 Economic Outlook For U.S. Cotton • By Jody Campiche, Shawn Boyd and Michelle Huffman • Editor’s Note: During the 2021 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting, NCC Economic Services presented the economic outlook for the U.S. and world cotton market. Here are excerpts from their report. This past year was characterized by significant uncertainty and volatility in both the ... Read More »

Arkansas State’s annual ag business conference goes virtual Feb. 10

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Arkansas State University’s annual Agribusiness Conference will be a virtual event in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 virtual conference will be presented live via WebEx Wednesday, Feb. 10. The 27th annual conference will focus on the outlook for the economy and agribusiness, commodity markets, and the impact of the 2020 election on agricultural policy. The event will ... Read More »

60-Inch Rows: Our Hail Mary Pass At Growing Cotton

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• By Darrell VandeVen • When we started picking cotton in the fall of 2019, my brother, Donnie, and I finally faced the reality that the crop just wasn’t working for us anymore. Our cost of production was too high, and the price we usually received was too low for the numbers to pencil out. We seriously considered quitting it ... Read More »

Annual Wiregrass Cotton Expo slated for Feb. 14 in Dothan, Alabama

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Genetics, profitability, crop management and soil fertility are a few of the topics on tap for discussion at the 2020 Wiregrass Cotton Expo. The annual event will be held Feb. 14 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. The expo is free to attend and will include several exhibitors and speakers presenting information on a variety of topics. ... Read More »

Don’t Mess With Texas

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Cotton Acreage Continues To Climb In Northern Texas Panhandle • By Kay Ledbetter • Cotton acreage has almost tripled in the past five years in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service District 1, which covers the 22 northernmost counties in the Panhandle. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, says the cropping picture has definitely changed as producers deal with ... Read More »

Want A Snack? Pass The Cottonseed

It is simply amazing how many products count on some part of the cotton plant to make them complete. For example, cotton linters are used to help give ice cream body and are also used to make hot dog casings. From the shells that form some bath tubs to that highly-recognized green and red sign hanging over the door of ... Read More »