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Encouraging Signs For 2013 Crop

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu HOPE FOR MISSOURI’S COTTON CROP Missouri’s cotton harvest finally began in early October. We are still two to three weeks later than normal. Harvest got off to a good start before showers shut us down. One observation is that we had an excellent fall for the cotton to mature out more of the top bolls. Many ... Read More »

Variety Choices Are Always Crucial

By Tommy Horton Editor It might seem a bit early to start thinking about what cotton varieties to plant in 2014 – especially since many producers haven’t finished harvesting this year’s crop. However, by the time this issue of Cotton Farming lands in your mailbox, I can assure you that a lot of folks will already be thinking about next ... Read More »

Producers Need Data On New Varieties

The central focus of the Agricultural and Environmental Research department at Cotton Incorporated is identifying and addressing issues cotton producers see having an impact on their farms. One issue they recently identified, through an electronic “Producer Priority Survey,” was the lack of objective data and evaluations on new varieties. Producers indicated having timely access to objective information about new cotton ... Read More »

Pre-Harvest Means Time For Reflection

Will Connell President, Will Connell Ag. Consultant Inc. Stokes, North Carolina (Works with nine producers who have land in Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Pitt and Martin Counties) At an early age, I developed the interests that led me to consulting. I grew up on a small farm. We raised hogs and had a “direct to customer” vegetable operation, which paid my ... Read More »

Promoting The Preference

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO For 45 years, the biennial COTTON USA Orientation Tour has been extremely valuable in helping Cotton Council International (the National Cotton Council’s international division) in its mission of keeping the global pipeline filled with U.S. raw cotton exports. Just how important is the Orientation Tour? The Orientation Tour still plays a highly relevant role in ... Read More »

Want To Learn? Travel To Georgia

By Bobby Skeen Monroe, La. Many cotton producers in the Mid-South have shifted away from cotton, some even shifting completely out of cotton for grains. Nevertheless, cotton is still “King” in the hearts of so many producers throughout the Mississippi Delta region. That is certainly true for three producers from southeast Missouri. Gary Hayes, Patrick Turnage and Johnny Watkins were ... Read More »