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Lonestar Gin Up And Running

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The Pampa, Texas, Facility Was Built To Gin 150,000 Bales Per Year. Over the past two decades, cotton acreage has expanded significantly into the Texas Panhandle. Corn has historically been a mainstay crop in this area, but diminishing irrigation capacity and rotational crop needs have many growers seeking profitable alternatives. Gins are critical infrastructure to ensure timely cotton processing. The ... Read More »

Share The Love Of Cotton

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• By Christi Chadwell, Lubbock, Texas • The Cotton Research and Promotion Program is led by a group of volunteer board members made up of cotton producers and cotton importers from across the United States. The members, alternates and advisers serving on The Cotton Board work together to represent the interests and improve the profitability of both industry segments. They ... Read More »

Texas’ Cotton Belt experienced tough 2019

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Producers in Texas’ Cotton Belt reported lower than expected yields as a result of a tough beginning, middle and end to the 2019 growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo, said the 2019 season started “rough” for cotton producers in the Panhandle. Extended rain and wet conditions delayed plantings, and ... Read More »

Texas Cotton Acreage Down, Crop Potential Uncertain

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Texas cotton farmers whose fields survived inhospitable weather conditions early in the season are hoping for a market rally, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert said price speculation at this point is risky. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said cotton acreage is down due to weather delays or unfavorable conditions for the crop’s emergence in ... Read More »

EPA Relaxes Restrictions On Dicamba Use In Texas Cotton

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The Environmental Protection Agency has eased restrictions on dicamba herbicide use by Texas cotton farmers, according to an announcement by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. This is a direct result of a cooperative push by the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension services, and Texas cotton farmers. The current EPA label for dicamba is deemed too ... Read More »

Family Legacy Shines In ‘Forever Cotton’ Video

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• By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board Director of Communications • The Cotton Board’s “Forever Cotton” campaign offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people who wear, cook with and grow cotton. The campaign illustrates what cotton means for producers and consumers and showcases the far-reaching impact the Cotton Research and Promotion Program has on people’s lives. During ... Read More »

Texas Ag Department Issues Section 24(c)s For 2 Dicamba Products

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The Texas Department of Agriculture has issued Section 24(c) Special Local Need labels for two dicamba herbicides to allow application up to 90 days after cotton planting. The products are Engenia Herbicide from BASF and XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology from Bayer. The Section 24(c) is a change from the federal label, which prohibits application more than 60 days after ... Read More »