Beck Barnes

Beck Barnes
Barnes is Editor/Publisher for Cotton Grower magazine. He joined the publication staff in May 2008. Beck Barnes 2015 Web(3)
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Companion

Episode 21 – The Cotton Market Shows Signs of Life!

July 29, 2016

In the newest Cotton Companion podcast, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman recap the factors that led to a surprising 75-cent market. NCC President and CEO Gary Adams joins in to discuss the state of the industry.

News

DowDuPont Merger Gains Shareholder Blessing

July 26, 2016

Stockholders of DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have voted to approve all proposals needed to complete the merger of the two companies, likely in the second half of 2016.

Insect Control

Don’t Relax Yet on Plant Bug Treatments

July 26, 2016

Although many cotton fields in the Mid-South are approaching cutout, it’s not yet time to back off on plant bug treatments.

News

Third P.I.E. Tour Takes Southwest Growers to San Joaquin Valley

July 26, 2016

Eleven Southwest cotton producers will visit ag operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

Harvest

Proper Timing of Harvest Aids Focus of New Webcast

July 25, 2016

A new webcast explaining proper timing and use of harvest aids has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Market Analysis

Mother Nature Now in Charge of the Market

July 24, 2016

At this point in the crop production year, be assured that Mother Nature will still have the major say with respect to cotton prices.

News

Southeast Cotton Producers Visit Mid-South for P.I.E. Tour

July 22, 2016

Thirteen Southeast cotton producers will visit operations in the Mid-South as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

International

Indian Government to Sell Cotton Stock

July 18, 2016

The Government of India has directed the Cotton Corporation of India to sell its entire cotton balance stock to offset the abnormal price rise.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: USDA Turns the Bulls Loose

July 18, 2016

Say it again: Technicals are the leading indicator of fundamentals; they kept telling us higher prices were coming.

International

Indian Spinning Association Works to Calm Current Cotton Situation

July 15, 2016

The Southern India Mills’ Association has called for calmness among spinners in India in the wake of the country’s downward cotton production estimate.

News

Honoring 100 Years of the U.S. Warehouse Act

July 15, 2016

USDA, the cotton industry and other stakeholders are honoring a century of successful partnership with commodity warehouse operators that have made reliable agricultural storage and marketing possible.

International

Indian Cotton Production to Decline

July 14, 2016

The Cotton Advisory Board of India has revised its estimate for this year’s cotton supply and demand situation in India, placing production at its lowest total in five years.

News

P.I.E. Tour Brings Mid-South Cotton Producers to the Carolinas

July 13, 2016

Twelve Mid-South cotton producers will visit operations in North and South Carolina as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: It’s Christmas in July!

July 13, 2016

The calendar says July. But for cotton growers, it may as well be “Merry Christmas.”

News

Cotton Highlights from July WASDE Report

July 12, 2016

USDA’s July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows increases in anticipated U.S. cotton production and exports, plus reductions in global stocks and world production.