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2019 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre

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The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2019 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2018. The fee supports the foundation’s efforts to monitor cotton acreage in North Carolina for any re-introduction of the boll weevil and to respond promptly with eradication treatments ... Read More »

From Farm To Front Door

Kari Hobbs

We live in Wayne County, North Carolina, where my great-grandfather, E.K. Sanderson, and my grandfather, Joe Sanderson, grew cotton for a long time before the boll weevil came in. People in our area got away from cotton for a while — but are now coming back to it. Today, my dad, Kenneth Sanderson, and my brother, Matt, run the farming ... Read More »

Winter Preparations – A Must For 2013 Crop

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT HURT MISSOURI As we look back on the 2012 Missouri cotton crop, we had a pretty good year. While our drought conditions were described by the Drought Monitor as exceptional, we still had a better-than-average year. With our irrigation potential in the Bootheel area, we were able to overcome some of the heat and ... Read More »

Our Connection To Cotton Runs Deep

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR When our staff began discussing the theme for this issue of Cotton Farming, we knew that the industry was definitely adapting to a new production environment. Grain prices have continued to stay high, and cotton acres are definitely being affected. However, we felt compelled to go in another direction as we looked toward the start of ... Read More »

Japanese Retailers Like U.S. Cotton

By Tommy Horton Editor When an overseas retail representative sees U.S. cotton in the field for the first time, an important message is reinforced. In essence, it becomes a mutually beneficial situation for all parties. That is precisely what happened last month when a group of Japanese retailers and fiber sourcing companies made a week-long tour of the U.S. Cotton ... Read More »

Good Yields Expected In Southeast

By Amanda Huber Southeast Editor Consider the old adage, “No news is good news,” as a theme for cotton acreage in the Southeast in 2012. With adequate rainfall and no major problems, producers likely welcomed a low-key year, especially when the last potential threat to the crop, Hurricane Sandy, passed just north of the Cotton Belt. Guy Collins, University of ... Read More »