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Georgia Cotton Commission Sets Annual Meeting and Workshop Agendas

December 27, 2011

The Georgia Cotton Commission encourages cotton producers to plan to attend  their 5th annual meeting and the UGA Cotton Production

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Late Season Weather Critical to Harvest Decisions

October 18, 2011

The harvest season is much anticipated for farmers across the country who eagerly wait to see how much the season’s

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Late Season Weather Critical to Harvest Decisions

September 13, 2011

The harvest season is much anticipated for farmers across the country who eagerly wait to see how much the season’s

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U.S. Cotton Farmers Begin Harvest

September 8, 2011

Producers across the United States prepared for the cotton harvest this week, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Battered United States Facing Losses from Hurricane Irene

August 25, 2011

Given the absolute disaster that the U.S. cotton crop has become due to severe drought in Texas and flooding in

Videos Offer Insight to Picker Care and Maintenance

August 18, 2011

Cotton Incorporated has posted four recently completed videos related to cotton harvesting and maintenance of picker harvesters in the Cotton

Texas Loses 3 Million Bales; Supply Sufficient to Meet the World’s Demand

August 18, 2011

Steve Verett considers himself to be a person who sees the glass as half-full, but the dire drought situation in Texas

Cotton Rises as U.S. Cuts Harvest Estimate

April 12, 2011

Bloomberg Cotton rose Monday, heading for the biggest weekly advance in more than a month, after the U.S. Department of

KBH Introduces “Cotton Spear” Round Module Handler

March 29, 2011

The KBH Corporation is manufacturing, marketing and selling the Cotton Spear, a round module handler developed by Senath, Missouri cotton

Cotton Inc. Makes Harvest Equipment Decisions Easier

February 9, 2011

A new cotton harvest equipment investment decision aid is now available on Cotton Incorporated’s Web site. It is designed to

BCI Reveals 2010 Harvest Results and 2011 Plans

February 2, 2011

The highlight of 2010 was definitely the first-ever harvest of Better Cotton. We are very proud that Better Cotton has

Inclement Weather Strikes Again: Flooding in Australia

December 30, 2010

Weather took a heavy toll on the cotton industry in 2010, with massive flooding in Pakistan, a drought in China

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Key Considerations for Cotton Defoliation

August 27, 2015

With the 2015 cotton crop quickly winding down, it’s time for growers to be making their defoliation plans.

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Preserving Fiber Quality Should Drive Defoliation Decisions

August 25, 2015

When making defoliation plans, there is more economic incentive for growers to maintain fiber quality when cotton prices are low versus when cotton prices are higher.

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When’s the Best Time to Terminate Cotton Irrigation?

August 18, 2015

As cotton moves closer to maturity, growers need to consider certain factors carefully when deciding to turn the water off for this year’s crop.

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First Bale for 2015 Delivered to Texas Gin

August 7, 2015

The first certified bale of U.S. cotton for 2015 was delivered to the Harlingen Gin Company by the Ortega brothers of Mercedes, TX.

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Storms Shred Thousands of Cotton Acres in Arkansas

October 9, 2014

To date, Mother Nature has blessed the latter part of the cotton season – including early harvest – with favorable

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Updated Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Available Online

September 16, 2014

With defoliation and harvest season nearing, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for grower use.

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Terminate Cotton Irrigation at First Cracked Boll

August 26, 2014

Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State Extension cotton specialist, says that when growers see the first cracked boll in their cotton fields, it’s time to terminate their irrigation program.

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Cotton Harvest Looking Good in Lower Rio Grande Valley

August 15, 2014

As cotton harvest begins in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, growers are optimistic that this year’s crop will help erase the disappointments of the last few growing seasons.

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First Certified Cotton Bale of 2014 Delivered to Gin

July 10, 2014

While most cotton growers are battling plant bugs and resistant weeds and watching for first blooms, Sam and Josh Ruiz of La Feria, TX have delivered 2014’s first official certified bale of cotton.

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Long-Awaited On-Board Module Building Strippers Come to the High Plains

May 5, 2014

After years of toil and innovation, John Deere is introducing the John Deere CS690 Cotton Stripper, hoping to bring the proven successes of on-board module-building harvesters to much of the Southwest.

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USDA Announces 2014 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 15, 2014

USDA's Farm Service Agency has announced the 2014-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton.