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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2016: The Year in Washington

December 6, 2016

The National Cotton Council continues to tackle a challenging Washington agenda.

Market Analysis

Prices Hold as U.S. Quality Cotton Moves to Market

December 2, 2016

U.S. crop quality is essentially the highest on record. While mills may be facing potentially higher prices, they are getting a bargain on their U.S. purchases.

Companion

Episode 25 – Industry Reacts to EPA’s XtendiMax Approval

December 2, 2016

Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman examine the industry’s response to EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide, including possible new guidelines from Mid-South Plant Boards.

Seed Varieties

NC State 2016 On-Farm Fiber Quality Results Now Online

December 2, 2016

Fiber quality results for the 2016 North Carolina On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program are now available online.

Seed Varieties

Preliminary 2016 Variety Trial Data Available in TN, NC

December 2, 2016

Preliminary variety performance data from 2016 trials in both Tennessee and North Carolina can now be found online.

Seed Varieties

PhytoGen Poised for Breakout Success

December 1, 2016

Varieties like PHY 333 WRF have laid the template for success at PhytoGen. Now, the Enlist trait is poised to bolster that winning formula.

News

Webcast Focuses on Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton

November 30, 2016

A new webcast focusing on bollworm management in Bt cotton has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

News

Bayer May Sell Some Cotton and Canola Assets in Monsanto Deal

November 29, 2016

Bayer expects to sell some cotton and canola seed businesses to help allay antitrust concerns about its acquisition of Monsanto.

Seed Varieties

Deltapine Varieties Gain Ground in 2016

November 29, 2016

In 2016, farmers across the Cotton Belt flocked to Deltapine varieties featuring the company’s new trait technology.

News

Beltwide Showcases Solutions for Cotton Production

November 28, 2016

The Beltwide Cotton Conferences annually bring the industry together to review the latest in research and innovations. For the 2017 meeting, some discussions may raise more questions in need of answers.

News

New Webcast Focuses on Key Factors Impacting Leaf Grade Values

November 28, 2016

A new webcast explaining the impact of leaf pubescence on fiber quality has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Seed Varieties

CROPLAN Making Its Mark in Cotton

November 26, 2016

With proven varieties and technologies, plus an expanding product pipeline, CROPLAN continues to grow its footprint across the Cotton Belt.

Seed Varieties

Bayer’s Seed Brands Consistent, But Not Complacent

November 23, 2016

Bayer’s Stoneville and FiberMax brands continue their high level of success across the Cotton Belt. But new varieties and resources keep them well positioned for more growth.

Market Analysis

Market Set for Shift to March Contract

November 21, 2016

The market is expected to rally higher early in the week as shorts buy their way out. Grower prices will then be based on the March contract, as December will be its expiry period.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Closing Out 2016, First Look at 2017

November 21, 2016

The 2016 U.S. crop may still be somewhat of a question mark, but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things – the crop got smaller in some areas as expected, but still got bigger overall.