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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Kenyan Growers Reap Excellent Harvest in 2010

December 30, 2010

With global cotton prices at stratospheric levels, improvement in domestic production is welcome news to any country that has to

India’s Cotton Harvest Could Be Delayed by Unusually Heavy Monsoon

September 15, 2010

Unusually heavy monsoon rains could delay this year’s cotton harvest in India, potentially driving prices even higher worldwide. The country

Website Answers Harvest Questions

September 7, 2010

Cotton Incorporated recently went live with an information-rich website on cotton harvest systems. The site has information on spindle-type harvesting

India to End Cotton Export Curbs on Record Harvest

July 6, 2010

India, the world’s second-largest cotton grower and exporter, will end curbs on overseas sales in the new crop year amid

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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.

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Bayer CropScience Honors 328 Growers at FiberMax One Ton Club

April 10, 2014

Bayer CropScience honored 328 FiberMax cotton growers who achieved one-ton yields during 2013 and membership into the FiberMax One Ton Club.

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John Deere Introduces New Module-Building CS690 Cotton Stripper

April 7, 2014

Innovative design speeds harvest, reduces labor and downtime, protects yields and increases operator comfort.

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Bayer Seeks Entries for FiberMax One Ton Club for the 2013 Season

February 8, 2014

Bayer CropScience and FiberMax cotton invite growers to enter the FiberMax One Ton Club for 2013 to be recognized for

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Protect Your Profits: Revolutionary Harvesters Could Save You Money

January 8, 2014

As 2014 begins, it’s clear that cotton growers will be looking for cost-cutting efficiencies to help them remain productive and