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Episode 28 – Dicamba Updates and USDA Acreage Report

USDA issued its Planted Acreage Report at the end of June, and the cotton market reacted with a shrug of confusion. Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss that topic, as well as lingering dicamba issues in the Mid-South.

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Episode 29 – Cotton Calls on Trump for Help; States Regulate Dicamba

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.

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Episode 26 – Are Prices Surging Too Quickly?

May 23, 2017

The Cotton Companion returns for #Plant17. We’ll talk WASDE, crop progress, and bring in Dr. O.A. Cleveland to examine this dizzying cotton market.

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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.

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Episode 24 – Dicamba Registration Finally Comes Through

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.

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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.

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Episode 22 – How Should You Respond to this Market Movement?

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.

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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.

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Protect Cotton Potential from Weeds, Worms and Diseases

July 12, 2017

Southeast cotton producers say latest technologies from PhytoGen help protect yield and quality.

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Monsanto “Troubled” by Arkansas Dicamba Decision

June 26, 2017

Monsanto has weighed in on the Arkansas Plant Board’s proposed ban of dicamba use in the state.

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Drexel Adds Two Regional Sales Reps

June 16, 2017

Kyle Herring and David Davis have joined Drexel Chemical Company as regional sales representatives.

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Dow AgroSciences Launching Enlist Corn in 2018

June 16, 2017

Following the launch of Enlist cotton, Dow AgroSciences will make Enlist corn commercially available for 2018 after receiving Chinese import approvals.

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Transform Earns Section 18 Exemptions for Cotton, Sorghum

May 4, 2017

Transform WG insecticide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for use in cotton and sorghum in select states for the 2017 production season.

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EPA Approves Monsanto’s NemaStrike Technology

May 2, 2017

The EPA has issued registration for tioxazafen, a new nematicide from Monsanto that will be branded as NemaStrike Technology for nematode control and yield protection in cotton, corn and soybeans.

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Indigo Partners Launched for In-Field Technology Testing

April 25, 2017

Indigo is launching Indigo Partners, a collaboration of 25 U.S. growers and agronomic experts to test agricultural technologies – including Indigo’s microbial seed treatments – during 2017.

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UPI Adds New Herbicide Products

April 14, 2017

UPI has added two new herbicides to its portfolio of high quality crop protection products for the U.S.

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Episode 29 – Cotton Calls on Trump for Help; States Regulate Dicamba

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.

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Episode 28 – Dicamba Updates and USDA Acreage Report

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.

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Episode 27 – Dicamba in the Mid-South and Beyond

June 22, 2017

In this episode of The Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman take a look at newly-reported issues regarding dicamba drift in the Mid-South.

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Episode 26 – Are Prices Surging Too Quickly?

May 23, 2017

The Cotton Companion returns for #Plant17. We’ll talk WASDE, crop progress, and bring in Dr. O.A. Cleveland to examine this dizzying cotton market.

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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.

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Episode 24 – Dicamba Registration Finally Comes Through

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.

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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.

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Episode 22 – How Should You Respond to this Market Movement?

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.

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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.

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Episode 20 – USDA Acreage Report and PGR BMPs

July 8, 2016

We're discussing the unexpected bump in acreage reflected in the USDA Acreage report, as well as PGR management with Tennessee Extension cotton specialist Tyson Raper.

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Episode 19 – Ginning Cost Sharing is Ginning Cost Caring

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.

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Episode 18 – Another Potential Merger Pops Up

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.

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Episode 17 – The #Plant16 Episode

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.

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Episode 16 – Cotton’s Politics

April 22, 2016

Reece Langley of the National Cotton Council joins Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes to discuss all of cotton’s interests in the political arena – from the oilseed designation to the trouble in Turkey.

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Episode 15 – On Raging Against the Machine

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.