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Irrigation and Equipment

Industry News — September 2020

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Cotton Board Recommends Budget, Elects Officers During The Cotton Board’s recent virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, board members serving on the Cotton Research and Promotion Program recommended a 2021 budget of $80 million. This reflects a decrease of more than $8 million from 2020. The board’s consumer marketing division will see the largest budget decrease. However, the 2021 Cotton Incorporated plan ... Read More »

How To Manage Desert Southwest Water Efficiently

In the arid regions of the desert Southwest, water is by far the most limiting resource for crop production systems. As such, it is an extremely valuable resource to producers and an incentive to conserve and use with utmost efficiency. Irrigation and crop production systems in the desert Southwest have evolved to include techniques that conserve water resources and improve ... Read More »

Some Alabama producers may qualify for irrigation tax credit

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Some Alabama farmers could see a break on their taxes thanks to a new tax credit. This credit allows farmer to count certain costs associated with irrigation, including fuel conversions, equipment and reservoirs, on their income taxes. Qualification Only qualified irrigations systems or reservoirs are eligible for the tax credit. Producers must have filled out an annual information report with ... Read More »

Technology, Cotton Go Hand In Hand

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I am blessed to be a fourth-generation farmer and a second-generation California farmer. My parents, Ted and Deborah Sheely, moved to California from Arizona to farm cotton in California’s Central Valley in the 1970s. We are south of Fresno and receive less than 8 inches of annual rainfall. Farming in the land of fruits and nuts has its challenges as ... Read More »

Industry News For July 2019

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Emerging Leaders Program Participants Selected Thirteen U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen for the National Cotton Council’s 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Representing the industry’s seven segments are: Producers – Philip Edwards III, Smithfield, Virginia; Jaclyn Ford, Alapaha, Georgia; Ben Good, Starkville, Mississippi; Kellon Lee, St. Joseph, Louisiana; Dean Rovey, Buckeye, Arizona; and Jake Sheely, Lemoore, California; Ginner – Burch ... Read More »

Tips For Irrigating Cotton In The Southeast

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• By Guy Collins, North Carolina State University • Due to prolonged rainy weather during the second half of May, the 2018 North Carolina cotton crop can be categorized into distinctive groups, at least for now. A relatively high proportion of our acres were planted during the first couple of weeks of May, with very few acres planted from May 15-June ... Read More »

The Next Best Thing To Rain Is Irrigation

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During a recent conversation with West Texas cotton producer Shawn Holladay, he said, “There’s nothing that makes you look like a better farmer than a good rain.” Although no one will argue against rain being the lifeblood of farming, sometimes Mother Nature is stingy with her water. When there is not a cloud in the sky or a hint of ... Read More »