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Cotton Highlights from October WASDE Report

October 12, 2016

The October WASDE report shows lower estimates for U.S. production and for domestic and global ending stocks, but increases for U.S. exports and world trade.

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Bayer Adds TwinLink Plus Pest Protection for 2017

October 5, 2016

Bayer is adding TwinLink Plus – a three-gene Bt technology that provides season-long production against worm pests – to new Stoneville and FiberMax varieties in 2017.

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Monsanto Licenses EXZACT Genome-Editing Technology from Dow AgroSciences

October 3, 2016

Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences have reached a licensing agreement for use of Dow’s EXZACT Precision Technology Platform across Monsanto’s research portfolio.

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Registration, Meeting Info for 2017 Beltwide Conferences Now Online

September 30, 2016

Information about registration and hotel reservations for the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Dallas is now available on the conference website.

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Sale of Nation’s First Cotton Bale Helps Fund Scholarships

September 27, 2016

The sale of the nation’s first cotton bale for 2016 provided $16,500 in scholarship funds for agriculture students in the Harlingen, TX area.

Cotton Board Releases 2015 Annual Report

September 27, 2016

The Cotton Board’s 2015 Annual Report is now available online.

Proposed Mergers Could Increase Cotton Seed Prices

September 23, 2016

According to a Texas A&M study, proposed mergers by leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases for cotton seed and smaller increases for other grain crops.

Ag Companies Defend Merger Deals on Capitol Hill

September 21, 2016

Officials for Monsanto, Bayer and other ag companies defended their proposed merger plans before the Senate Judiciary Committee, insisting that the deals would mean greater investments in technology to help American farmers.

It’s a Deal: Bayer to Acquire Monsanto

September 14, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto have announced an agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for approximately $66 billion in an all-cash transaction.

NCC Urges Broad Look at Global Fiber Markets

September 14, 2016

The National Cotton Council is seeking greater transparency of fiber production policies in other countries – including synthetic fibers – to help determine how they impact the global cotton market.

How Fiber Quality Became So Valuable

September 14, 2016

Textile expert Dean Etheridge explains the meteoric rise of fiber quality on the global market.

Cotton Highlights from September WASDE Report

September 12, 2016

Production and ending stocks are up slightly in USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, while export and consumption numbers remain steady.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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China to Remain Key Player in Cotton Market and Trade Scenarios

November 16, 2016

China will continue to be a key player in the cotton market following the recent U.S. Presidential election. But, the new administration’s policy on China trade could significantly impact U.S. agricultural exports.

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AR State Plant Board Sets Nov. 21 Hearing on New Dicamba Formulation

November 14, 2016

The Arkansas State Plant Board will host a public comment hearing session regarding XtendiMax with Vapor Grip Technology – the newly-approved, low volatility dicamba product – on Nov. 21 in Little Rock.

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Cotton Highlights from November WASDE Report

November 9, 2016

The November WASDE report shows slightly higher estimates for U.S. cotton production and for domestic and global ending stocks, while mill use, exports and consumption numbers remain steady.

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New Webcast Focuses on Nutrient Testing and Management Practices

November 8, 2016

A new webcast focusing on ways to monitor and maintain sufficient nutrient levels in cotton has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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Webcast Focuses on Reducing Pigweed Seed in Soil Seedbank

October 27, 2016

A new webcast focusing on ways to reduce pigweed seed in the soil seedbank has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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Input Needed for 2017 Acreage Survey

October 25, 2016

Answer three simple online questions to help give Cotton Grower an accurate look at next season for our 2017 Cotton Acreage Survey, coming in January.

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Webcast Focuses on Nutrient Management in Cotton

October 25, 2016

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