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Farm Service Agency Resumes 2013 Crop Commodity Loan Disbursements

November 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) has resumed processing and disbursement of 2013 crop commodity loans to

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Under International Pressure, Uzbekistan Harvests 3.4 Million Tons

October 30, 2013

It was another good year for cotton growers in Uzbekistan, who are expected to produce 3.35 million tons in the

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Cotton Harvest Jumps 13 Percent, Says USDA

October 28, 2013

The 2013 cotton crop is ready to come out of the fields, based on the October 27 edition of the

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Cotton Harvest Begins in Earnest

October 21, 2013

The U.S. government – and USDA’s weekly reports – may have been shut down for the past three weeks. But,

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Cotton Crop Speeding Toward Harvest

September 30, 2013

It was a good week for moving the 2013 cotton crop toward the finish line, based on numbers included in

Harvest Begins (Barely), As Cotton Conditions Hold Steady

September 16, 2013

As the 2013 cotton crop moves into the home stretch, harvest is now underway in scattered locations throughout four states,

Handle Round Modules With Care

September 6, 2013

On-board module builders have been a boon to cotton producers in terms of time, cost savings and efficiency. And as

‘Focus On Cotton’ Offers On-Demand Crop Production Webinars

September 5, 2013

Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this

Managing Late Crop Headaches

August 30, 2013

Conditions in the spring were problematic for cotton producers in seemingly every corner of the Cotton Belt. It was unseasonably

Bag and Drag Pigweed Escapes

August 27, 2013

Pigweed escapes – even the largest ones – are typically not at the top of a cotton producer’s to-do list

Growers Struggle with Resale of Traditional Cotton Pickers

July 15, 2013

As far as roadside scenery goes, old farm equipment isn’t the most pleasant sight. . But in recent years, traditional four- and

Choosing a Fiber, from the Spinner’s Point of View

December 10, 2012

As one of the top cotton-producing countries in the world, Pakistan has a long and storied track record with the

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Texas Cotton Crop Looks Exceptional

December 1, 2017

This season’s Texas cotton crop will be exceptional in terms of yield.

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Oklahoma Moves Up in Cotton Production Rankings

November 30, 2017

USDA reports that Oklahoma is now the nation’s fourth-leading producer of cotton, with an estimated crop of 1.1 million bales.

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High Plains Cotton Harvest in High Gear

November 17, 2017

Following a bout of high humidity, growers in the High Plains of Texas are now gearing up cotton harvest.

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Cool Weather Problems for Texas Panhandle Cotton

October 17, 2017

Poor weather conditions in the Rolling and High Plains of Texas could mean subpar cotton yields for many producers.

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Updated Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Online

September 11, 2017

The 2017 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide from the MidSouth Cotton Specialists’ Working Group is now available online.

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Never Too Early to Review Picking Capacities

March 9, 2017

Before planters head to the field this season, Dr. Tyson Raper contends it’s not too early to review picker capacity in the likelihood of increased acres.

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Cotton Looks Promising in Texas’ Rolling and High Plains

October 19, 2016

Good late-summer rains improved conditions for cotton in the Rolling and High Plains regions of Texas and likely mean an above-average crop for 2016.

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Possible Storm Impact on North Carolina Cotton

October 11, 2016

NC State specialists offer guidelines for making harvest decisions on cotton acres impacted by tropical storm Matthew.

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NCC Urges Cotton Quality Maintenance Following Rain Events

October 7, 2016

Growers and ginners are urged to follow proper guidelines to preserve cotton crop quality following Hurricane Matthew and other rain events at harvest.

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2016 Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Online

September 9, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is complete and now available online.

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Managing Proper Defoliation Timing

September 1, 2016

Proper defoliation planning helps protect yields. But it’s just as important when it comes to maximizing fiber quality.