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‘Advice From A Wise Old Man’

Words to contemplate and live by often come from unexpected and sometimes anonymous sources. While scrolling through Facebook last weekend, I ran across a post that caught my eye. It was titled “Advice From A Wise Old Man.” There was no author mentioned so I suppose this falls into the anonymous category. I have always believed in listening to my ... Read More »

Clemson’s Know-How Helping With Wild Hog Problem

By Steven Bradley Clemson University With feral hogs destroying property, threatening endangered species and hindering conservation efforts on a massive military installation in Texas, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Environmental Laboratory sought the expertise of Clemson University scientists to collaborate on an ongoing research effort. Greg Yarrow, professor and chair of Clemson’s department of forestry and environmental conservation, ... Read More »

Varieties Can Create Positive Chain Reaction

Much as a coach studies his roster to pick the best starting lineup of players for an important game, cotton farmers pore over cottonseed offerings to choose the ones most likely to result in a successful season. The wheels start turning even as harvesters are running through the field. Farmers check the numbers on their yield monitors to see how ... Read More »

Cotton The World Trusts

gary adams, ncc

The National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm, Cotton Council International, is making U.S. cotton the preferred fiber for end users — mills, manufacturers, brands, retailers and consumers. Does CCI have a new initiative? In 2017, Cotton Council International launched “COTTON USA is the Cotton the World Trusts,” a campaign being carried to more than 50 countries and one that is ... Read More »

Walmart Upholds Sustainability

Walmart has joined the Cotton LEADS program supporting responsible production practices by cotton producers. “Cotton is a major ingredient in many of our apparel and home textile products,” says Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, general merchandise, technical, quality and sustainability. “Through the Cotton LEADS program, Walmart hopes to learn from and collaborate on efforts that U.S. cotton farmers are taking ... Read More »

The Scent of Cautious Optimism

With 2017 barely in the books, cotton folks have sung “Auld Lang Syne” and are donning their Baby New Year top hats to begin preparations for next season. The scent of cautious optimism is on everyone’s breath as they pass along tidbits of good cotton news that come their way. It’s always refreshing to start off the new year by ... Read More »

Advocating Farm Friendly Tax Reform

gary adams, ncc

Congressional leaders hope by Christmas to wrap a bow around the first comprehensive tax reform in 30 years — a measure on which the National Cotton Council has actively conveyed its priorities. What input has the NCC provided? Among recent actions, the NCC joined other agricultural organizations on letters to Congressional leadership conveying support for tax reform provisions involving: 1) ... Read More »