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Pursuing Zero Tolerance

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council continues to press for lint contamination prevention, with the understanding that it is imperative for our industry to maintain its global reputation as a quality fiber supplier. What are primary contamination sources? Old and new contamination sources challenge zero tolerance efforts. We’ve learned the hard way how wind can carry litter, ... 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 »

Early Harvest Reports Positive Across Belt

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Oct. 14, 47 percent of the cotton has been harvested. This is one day behind last year and two days behind normal. Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 29 percent good, and two percent excellent. Yield ... Read More »

No. 1 Influencer For 2013 Cotton Acres

As producers across the Belt wrap up their 2012 harvest, they are already contemplating how many acres they intend to plant to cotton in 2013. According to 82 percent of the respondents in the October Web Poll, price is by far the top influencer in the decision-making process. And, as grain prices remain at high levels, producers who have the ... Read More »