October 26, 2017
The Cotton Companion #32 examines dicamba label changes, BASF’s likely move into cotton seed, and the Beltwide Conferences - plus recent comments from Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the farm bill and hurricane relief in Texas.
September 22, 2017
The dicamba saga continues, while USDA seems to be ignoring Harvey, Irma and other storms' impact on cotton. Episode 31 of The Cotton Companion covers these topics and more, including an interview with Tennessee Weed Specialist Dr. Larry Steckel.
August 18, 2017
In this episode of The Cotton Companion, Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the stunning U.S. production forecast from USDA and visit with Dr. Jason Norsworthy about some of the findings of a summer’s worth of field research on dicamba in Arkansas.
July 21, 2017
More than 100 federal legislators recently signed letters to President Trump calling for relief for the cotton industry. Cotton Grower editors talk with Reece Langley, NCC Vice President, Washington Operations, about what this means for the cottonseed designation, ginning cost-share, and a host of other issues. We’ll also examine the whirlwind of Mid-South state regulations for dicamba.
July 15, 2017
In the latest episode of the Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss USDA's somewhat befuddling Acreage Report, as well as lingering dicamba issues in the Mid-South.
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.
November 14, 2016
Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman talk about EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide brand, as well as crop progress and an update on pending corporate mergers.
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.
August 23, 2016
In the latest Cotton Companion podcast, Dr. O.A. Cleveland joins Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman to discuss what growers should do about recent shifts in the cotton market.
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.
June 20, 2016
In Episode 19, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the new USDA Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program, and visit with two members of the NCC Emerging Leaders program.
May 26, 2016
In the latest podcast, our editors discuss the potential Bayer/Monsanto merger, and Dr. Mike Buschermohle of the University of Tennessee provides his thoughts on how precision ag practices and tools can help cotton growers increase efficiency and save some money.
May 6, 2016
Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes examine crop progress and herbicide regulation as the planting season ramps up. Award-winning Texas Tech researcher Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar also joins in to talk about his work and the India cotton industry.
March 24, 2016
In the latest episode of The Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss Chinese culpability in light of current cotton prices, plus reminisce on the 20th anniversary of Bollgard and the impact that technology continues to have on the cotton industry.
January 17, 2018
A strong history of hands-on farm and industry preparation earns Shawn Holladay of Lamesa, TX, the 2017 Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award.
January 15, 2018
Dicamba Stewardship training sessions will be held throughout Tennessee from mid-January through early March, with online training available soon.
January 8, 2018
L.L. Bean has signed on as the newest partner of the Cotton LEADS program.
January 7, 2018
Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.
January 7, 2018
Dr. B. Todd Campbell, a research geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Florence, SC, is the recipient of the 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award.
January 5, 2018
Former Missouri Extension cotton specialist Andrea Jones was recognized by her peers as the 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year.