About Cotton Grower

The cotton industry is rich with tradition. But it’s also a dynamic and challenging market that requires dedicated coverage and attention. For decades, that role has been filled by the Cotton Media Group of Meister Media Worldwide.

Cotton Grower is a time-honored brand among growers, allied crop consultants, ginners, suppliers, researchers and others who help make the U.S. one of the world’s leading cotton producing nations. It provides a unique mix of content geared to help today’s sophisticated cotton growers achieve high yields, production efficiency and marketing success.

CottonGrower.com provides timely insight into the news and issues impacting the industry right now, including features on production, new technologies, weed and insect management, marketing, legislation, global trade issues, events and in-depth cotton coverage that goes beyond just the news.

The Cotton Media Group also publishes a weekly e-newsletter and provides custom print and online content, special events and other industry initiatives to help keep U.S. cotton growers up to date and globally competitive.

Cotton Grower and CottonGrower.com are based in the Cotton Media Group offices – 8000 Centerview Parkway, Suite 114, Cordova, Tennessee 38018.



Our Team

Editorial Team

Beck BarnesBeck Barnes
901-756-8822 x14
Jim Steadman
Senior Editor
901-756-8822 x12

Sales Team

Scott McMurray
National Accounts Manager
Buzz Vincent, Cotton Grower Sales RepresentativeBuzz Vincent
Southern Account Manager
407-539-6552 ext. 16


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Latest News
Market Analysis

Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

Disease Control / Nematodes

Warm Spring Could Spark Nematode Activity

March 14, 2018

Despite freezing January temperatures that reduced nematode buildup in fields, warmer spring temperatures could quickly stir them back into action.


Ramkumar Receives Two Prestigious Textiles Honors

March 14, 2018

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor and researcher with Texas Tech and frequent contributor to Cotton Grower, has been awarded two of the most prestigious honors in the textiles field.


The Right Man for the Job

March 13, 2018

New NCC Chairman Ron Craft is more than ready for the challenges ahead for cotton.


Pink Bollworm Driving India Cotton Estimates Down

March 12, 2018

Pink bollworm infestation is pushing cotton production estimates down in India this year, due to crop damage in some of the country’s major cotton growing states.

Market Analysis

Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.


Cotton Inc. Technologies at Play in Kids’ Clothing

March 8, 2018

Several well-known brands and retailers are offering new product lines featuring technologies developed by Cotton Incorporated.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from March WASDE Report

March 8, 2018

March’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates show lower production, higher exports and lower ending stocks for the U.S., as world production, consumption and ending stocks all move slightly higher.

Insect Control

Transition Time for Bollworm Control

March 7, 2018

Increased bollworm damage in dual-gene Bt traits has entomologists looking to newer 3-gene technologies to help manage control and costs.

Weed Control

Spring Decisions Determine Weed Control Success

March 6, 2018

Enlist crops support multiple modes of action for clean cotton and soybean fields.