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Cotton Production Stories

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Riding a Rising Market

August 30, 2017

California grower Aaron Barcellos relies on smart water use to help take full advantage of a rising Pima market and replenished water supplies.

Planting

Timely Rains Boost Panhandle Cotton

August 11, 2017

Timely and widespread rains in the Texas Panhandle arrived in time to help put fields on track for a good season.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from August WASDE Report

August 10, 2017

Results from the first crop production survey for 2017 drive the numbers in USDA’s WASDE report for August – including forecasts for the highest U.S. production in 11 years.

Production Outlook / Acreage

USDA: Planted Cotton Acres Up 20% in 2017

June 30, 2017

USDA’s 2017 Planted Acres report, issued today, shows planted area for U.S. cotton at 12.1 million acres – 20% above last year.

Cotton Production

Thoughts on Cotton Nitrogen Management

June 23, 2017

Tyson Raper, Tennessee Extension cotton and small grains specialist, shares some key points for proper Nitrogen management in cotton.

TX Cotton Growers Watching Moisture Levels Closely

May 25, 2017

There is some concern that soil moisture in 2017 could be problematic, especially for Texas dryland cotton producers.

When Less Means More

April 19, 2017

Greg Basinger increased his overall cotton production despite dropping nearly 1,000 acres from his operation.

Seven Tips for Successful Cotton Planting

April 19, 2017

According to NC State Cotton Specialist Guy Collins, growers need to keep seven tips in mind at planting to help ensure a successful cotton stand.

USDA Report Shows 12.2 Million Acres for 2017

March 31, 2017

USDA’s Prospective Plantings report indicates that 12.2 million acres of cotton will be planted in the U.S. in 2017.

Strong Exports Helping Drive Higher Cotton Prices

March 23, 2017

Growers can expect to make at least 5 to 6 cents more per pound of cotton than this time last year, primarily due to increased exports.

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.

More Cotton, Less Grain Likely in Texas in 2017

February 24, 2017

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase this season, as producers seek an alternative to grains.

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Planting

Conservation Grant to Fund GA Cover Crop Research

February 16, 2018

A USDA-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and their effects on water quality and availability for row crop production.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Clemson: Strong 2018 Cotton Outlook for SC

February 12, 2018

Last year was a record year for South Carolina cotton farmers, and the outlook for the crop appears strong for 2018.

Production Outlook / Acreage

NCC Survey: 13.1 Million Acres of Cotton in 2018

February 10, 2018

The National Cotton Council’s annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey predicts 13.1 million cotton acres this spring – up 3.7% from 2017.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from February WASDE Report

February 8, 2018

February’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates show slightly lower U.S. exports and higher ending stocks, as world production and ending stocks move higher and global consumption dips.

Cotton Production

Research Shows Long-Term Economic Impact of Cover Crops

February 6, 2018

A 29-year study finds cover crops offer benefits with no-till cotton systems.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from January WASDE Report

January 12, 2018

January’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates project slightly lower U.S. production and ending stocks, plus big increases in global consumption.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Acreage on the Upswing for 2018

January 3, 2018

The U.S. cotton industry is poised to plant moderately more cotton in 2018, according to the annual Cotton Grower Acreage Survey.

Cotton Production

CottonGrower.com: Top 10 Most Popular Stories in 2017

December 28, 2017

The editors at CottonGrower.com always get excited putting together our website’s list of the most-read stories of the year. To

Harvest

After Rocky Start, Arkansas Harvest Breaks Records

December 19, 2017

Despite a rocky start, the 2017 Arkansas cotton harvest appears poised for a record outcome.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Year-End Cotton Update from West Texas

December 18, 2017

Overall, 2017 has been a good year for U.S. cotton in terms of production and demand – especially in the Texas High Plains.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from December WASDE Report

December 12, 2017

USDA’s WASDE report for December forecasts higher exports, slightly higher production and lower ending stocks to end the calendar year.