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Information and Education Highlight 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show

February 3, 2015

The 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – now in its 63rd year – returns to the Cook Convention Center in Memphis February 27-28, featuring more than 400 exhibitors focused on fiber and grain production.

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The Passing of Dukes Wooters

January 30, 2015

J. Dukes Wooters, Jr., retired chairman of Cotton Incorporated and the driving force behind the Seal of Cotton and the industry’s branded marketing efforts, passed away following a short illness. He was 97.

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Real-World Solutions Highlight First Biocontrols 2015 Conference and Tradeshow

January 30, 2015

Real-world solutions and practical experience from successful growers, advisors and biocontrol suppliers highlight the agenda for the first-ever Biocontrols 2015 Conference and Tradeshow March 3-5, 2015 in Fresno, CA.

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New Webcasts Focus on Ways to Maximize Cotton Quality

January 29, 2015

Two new webcasts focusing on maximizing cotton quality have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.

Math and Science Grants Available through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

January 29, 2015

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is offering $2.3 million in math or science grants to public school districts in rural communities to help prepare their students for future academic and career success.

Deltapine to Release Five Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton Varieties

January 27, 2015

Following USDA deregulation of the Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton technology, Deltapine has announced plans to offer five new B2XF varieties for the 2015 season.

How to Incorporate Biocontrols Into a Pest Management Program

January 26, 2015

Crafting a “softer” pest management program for your cotton fields is likely in your future – if it’s not here already.

Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton Poised for Limited Introduction

January 21, 2015

A limited introduction of Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton varieties is planned for the 2015 planting season through Deltapine and select licensees.

Snider Named Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist

January 17, 2015

John Snider, assistant professor with the University of Georgia, was honored as Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist during the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio.

USDA Deregulates Dicamba-Tolerant Technologies for Cotton and Soybeans

January 16, 2015

The USDA has announced its decision to deregulate Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans – Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies for those crops.

Crop Management Seminar Presentations Now Available Online

January 16, 2015

Eight presentations from Cotton Incorporated’s Crop Management Seminar (CMS) in Tifton, GA last November are now available for online viewing.

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Developing “Greener” Blue Jeans

March 4, 2015

A bioengineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley is using molecular biology to synthesize an important dye used to color denim.

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Sanders Adds New Texas Retail Location

March 2, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has launched a new retail location in Olton, TX.

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Decision Time Is Wrong Time for Farm Bill Changes

February 24, 2015

With new farm bill decision deadlines looming, the Senate Ag Committee is hearing from growers that now is not the time to consider policy or budget changes to the legislation.

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Winters Named Interim Head of PCCA

February 20, 2015

Lonnie Winters has been named interim president and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association.

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Common Thread Luncheon Set to Review and Discuss Key Industry Issues

February 16, 2015

Cotton Grower Magazine is hosting the Common Thread Luncheon on February 27 – in conjunction with the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis – to examine some of the key issues impacting the U.S. cotton industry.

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NCGA Honors Kelley, Lange and Maguire

February 13, 2015

The National Cotton Ginners Association honored Richard Kelley, Mark Lange and John Maguire with the association’s top awards during its recent annual meeting.

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Advancing Biocontrols

February 12, 2015

Today’s biocontrol companies have a more realistic view of what it takes to penetrate the ag market.

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Flowers Re-Elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 11, 2015

Bowen Flowers from Clarksdale, MS, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2015.

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National Cotton Council Names 2015 Directors

February 11, 2015

The National Cotton Council directors for 2015 were announced at the recent NCC Annual Meeting in Memphis.

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National Cotton Council 2015 State Unit Officers Named

February 11, 2015

NCC state unit officers for 2015 were elected at the organization’s recent annual meeting.

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Anderson, Kimbrell Honored During NCC Annual Meeting

February 10, 2015

Woody Anderson and the late Miles Kimbrell were honored for their industry leadership and achievements by the National Cotton Council during the organization’s recent annual meeting.