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Web Poll: SW Acreage May Increase

In the past few years, cotton acreage has taken a dip across the Belt as farmers reacted to attractive grain prices, and, in some areas, water issues. Despite this trend, many people in the industry have alluded to 2014 as the year that cotton acreage is expected to increase. In December, Cotton Farming asked its readers where they expected to ... Read More »

Best Decisions, Positive Impact

TRENT LAMASTUS LAMASTUS COTTON CONSULTANTS, INC. CLEVELAND, MISS. I developed a love for agriculture while growing up and working on the family farm. While attending Delta State University, I worked during the summers as a cotton scout. This is when I was exposed to the many sides of agriculture. I really enjoyed the work, was good at it and felt ... Read More »

What are you hoping for in the 2014 cotton crop season?

I am hoping for a lot of things, and I certainly hope that by the time this magazine is published in January that we’ll have a Farm Bill. We need for that to happen, along with a settlement of the WTO/Brazil case. And I am also hoping for some stability in the markets – especially as it pertains to China and India. It distresses me that these two countries’ actions can have such a significant impact on what happens to U.S. cotton in terms of cotton prices. Read More »

Deltapine NPE Event Attracts Large Crowd

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR How do you convince 150 farmers and their wives to make a quick trip to Charleston, S.C., just a couple of weeks before Christmas? You make sure that the schedule appeals to everybody. And that is precisely what company officials did in putting together the agenda for the sixth annual Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program ... Read More »

Deltapine To Launch Three New Varieties

After months of anticipation, Monsanto has announced that three new cotton varieties will be launched for the Deltapine Class of 2014, including a variety bred for resistance to root-knot nematodes (RKN). The announcement occurred at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, S.C., where approximately 150 farmers attended. All of the farmers were participants in the New Product Evaluator (NPE) program. ... Read More »

Virginia Farmers Survive Heavy Rain

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR Can torrential rains keep a cotton crop from surviving and delivering any kind of yield? If you had talked to the Doyle farm family in Emporia, Va., last July, you would have heard that question. As a matter of fact, the weather situation was so bad in the southeastern part of Virginia that Payton Doyle and ... Read More »

Agricenter’s Goal? Helping Producers

BY BRUCE KIRKSEY MEMPHIS, TENN. We are very blessed to be part of American agriculture. Maybe it’s be-cause of the Thanksgiv-ing and Christmas seasons, but I am truly proud to be a part of agriculture. I am very proud of the fact that Agricenter gets to work with a lot of good companies. We hope that the work that we ... Read More »