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

 

barnesBeck Barnes
Editor
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SteadmanJim Steadman
Field and Online Editor
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Sales Team

 

GonitzkeMike Gonitzke
Group Publisher
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danballangerDan Ballanger
Senior Account Manager
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sue bettleySue Betteley
Coordinator
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Latest News
Market Analysis

Dog Days of August Keep Market on a Lazy Pace

July 31, 2015

In the absence of a weather event in the near turn, the dog days of August will keep this low volatility market backing and filling at a very slow pace.

News

Western Cotton Producers to Visit Georgia Operations

July 31, 2015

Ten Western cotton producers are visiting South Georgia as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

News

Winners Named in PhytoGen Best Yielder Club Sweepstakes

July 31, 2015

A Texas cotton grower is the grand prize winner of the 2015 PhytoGen Best Yielder Club sweepstakes.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Market Movement Still Stuck in the Mud

July 24, 2015

It looks as if the cotton market is frozen in time, and some teeth may have to be pulled in order to get the market moving again.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: The Path to 70 Cents Is Still Negotiable, but Rocky

July 24, 2015

The goal of 70 cents is still possible, but each passing day likely lowers the odds that we can get there. We just need to make sure we know what our alternatives are and act accordingly.

News

Mark Pryor Named Chairman/CEO of The Seam

July 23, 2015

Mark Pryor has been named Chairman and CEO of The Seam, effective August 1, by the organization’s Board of Directors.

News

Focus on Cotton Series Adds Sulfur Fertilization Webcast

July 23, 2015

A new webcast to help growers identify and address sulfur deficiencies in cotton is now available as part of the Focus on Cotton webinar series.

News

Mid-South Cotton Producers to See Texas Agriculture

July 21, 2015

Ten Mid-South cotton producers are visiting Texas as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

Companion

Cotton Companion Episode 3 – Mergers & Markets

July 17, 2015

In the latest episode of The Cotton Companion podcast, Cotton Grower's editors debate a potential corporate merger, discuss recent acreage reports and markets with Dr. Don Shurley, and recap news of interest…including clothing made from beer?!

Insect Control

Plan Cotton Insect Strategies for Mid to Late Bloom

July 17, 2015

Scott Stewart, Tennessee Extension entomologist, offers several strategies to help manage plant bugs, stink bugs and bollworms during the blooming period.

International

Stephen Harmer Pens Winning Essay for ACSA International Cotton Institute

July 16, 2015

Stephen Harmer of Jess Smith & Sons won this year’s Meister Media Worldwide essay contest for students attending the ACSA International Cotton Institute in Memphis, TN.