Cotton Production Stories
September 11, 2014
Based on information contained in USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, U.S. cotton production and exports for 2014 will both be down over earlier projections.
September 10, 2014
Two new webcasts to help growers successfully capture and use data from yield monitors have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.
December 9, 2014
Georgia cotton consultant Michael Williams has a one-word answer to picking varieties: “Yield.” He’s not alone in that assessment. Those …
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.
August 14, 2014
Twelve cotton producers from Southeastern states will see cotton operations in the High Plains and Coastal Bend areas of Texas August 17-21 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2014 Producer Information Exchange program.
August 13, 2014
The National Cotton Council applauded the announcement that the Stacked Income Protection Plan – or STAX – will be available to upland cotton producers in 2015 through the federal crop insurance program.
August 9, 2014
USDA has developed a New Farmer website as a resource to help guide the next generation of farmers through the challenges of starting and building a farming operation.
August 8, 2014
Cotton growers have from August 11 until October 7 to enroll for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program, an interim payment program created by the 2014 Farm Bill.
August 7, 2014
For 2015, John Deere has updated its on-board round module building CP690 (previously known as 7760) Cotton Picker with increased power, performance and uptime.
July 28, 2014
The USDA Crop Progress report for July 27 shows squaring and boll set numbers on target with the five-year averages, and overall crop condition well above the same week last year.
July 21, 2014
According to the July 20 USDA Crop Progress report, squaring and boll set numbers are now above the five-year averages for the date, and overall crop condition remains unchanged in the past week.
January 22, 2015
The University of Georgia has updated its plant growth regulator requirements for cotton varieties for 2015.
January 5, 2015
The 2015 Cotton Grower Acreage Survey suggests cotton farmers could reduce cotton plantings by more than 10 percent this year.
January 5, 2015
The 2014 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results publication is now available online.
Production Outlook / Acreage
December 30, 2014
According to Rabobank’s recent Fertilizer Quarterly report, fertilizer supply for 2015 appears to outweigh global demand, making the pricing forecast for the first quarter of the year rather cloudy.
December 16, 2014
The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online.
December 15, 2014
Data from the 2014 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial is now available through Mississippi State University.
November 26, 2014
The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation trial results for the South, East and Central Regions of Texas are now available from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
October 21, 2014
Cotton Incorporated will conduct its 2014 Crop Management Seminar on November 12-13 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. And attendees can expect an economic and environmental focus on keeping cotton sustainable.
October 9, 2014
To date, Mother Nature has blessed the latter part of the cotton season – including early harvest – with favorable …
September 16, 2014
With defoliation and harvest season nearing, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for grower use.