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
Editor/Publisher
901-756-8822 x14
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Jim Steadman
Senior Editor
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Sales Team

 

Chad GillyardChad Gillyard
National Accounts Manager
407-539-6552 ext. 17
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danballangerDan Ballanger
Senior Account Manager
636-448-1643
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sue bettleySue Betteley
Coordinator
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Latest News
News

Sale of Nation’s First Cotton Bale Helps Fund Scholarships

September 27, 2016

The sale of the nation’s first cotton bale for 2016 provided $16,500 in scholarship funds for agriculture students in the Harlingen, TX area.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Bulls Ride Prices into the Mid-70s

September 23, 2016

Two weeks ago, we suggested that the USDA supply demand report would be neutral and the market would drop, yet only to reverse to and jump higher. It jumped this week. Wildly higher.

News

Proposed Mergers Could Increase Cotton Seed Prices

September 23, 2016

According to a Texas A&M study, proposed mergers by leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases for cotton seed and smaller increases for other grain crops.

News

Ag Companies Defend Merger Deals on Capitol Hill

September 21, 2016

Officials for Monsanto, Bayer and other ag companies defended their proposed merger plans before the Senate Judiciary Committee, insisting that the deals would mean greater investments in technology to help American farmers.

Precision Technology

MoneyBoll: Bringing a Data Revolution to Cotton

September 20, 2016

Much like statistics revolutionized baseball, Lubbock-based GISC is poised to bring a similar data revolution to cotton.

Promotion

Cotton Board Announces Cotton Calendar Photo Contest

September 19, 2016

The Cotton Board is looking for a top cotton photo to feature in their 2017 Industry Calendar. But act quickly. The contest ends October 5.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bear/Bull Balance Continues

September 19, 2016

Cotton prices ended the week lower, but made gains after triple digit losses in trading that followed USDA’s September supply demand report.

Companion

Episode 23 – How Could Bayer/Monsanto Impact U.S. Cotton?

September 19, 2016

In the latest episode of The Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman examine a flurry of breaking news in cotton, headlined by the announced merger of Bayer and Monsanto.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Market Unhappy with September Estimates

September 15, 2016

Whatever the market was expecting from the September WASDE report, it didn’t get. So prices reacted accordingly – down.

Seed Varieties

Deltapine Holds Top Spot in 2016 Planted Varieties

September 15, 2016

Deltapine retained the top spot as the top cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. this year. But a strong performance – and the top planted variety – vaulted Americot up the USDA rankings.

News

NCC Urges Broad Look at Global Fiber Markets

September 14, 2016

The National Cotton Council is seeking greater transparency of fiber production policies in other countries – including synthetic fibers – to help determine how they impact the global cotton market.