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Cotton Production

USDA Launches Website to Assist New Farmers and Ranchers

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.

Cotton Production

Enrollment Opens for Cotton Transition Assistance Program

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.

Cotton Production

John Deere Updates Round Module Building Cotton Picker for 2015

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.

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Bolls Seen in Nearly Half of U.S. Crop; Overall Condition Remains Highly Favorable

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.

Crop Progress: Overall Condition Still Solid; Boll Set Numbers Jump

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.

Fruiting Totals Jump in July 13 Crop Progress Report

July 14, 2014

According to the July 13 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is fruiting quickly and is now right in line with the five-year averages for this date.

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.

Overall Cotton Crop Condition Well Ahead of 2013 Ratings

July 7, 2014

The July 6 Crop Progress report shows that 2014 cotton acres are running slightly behind last year in terms of squaring and boll set, but are in far better condition at this time than the 2013 crop.

USDA Reports Nine Percent Jump in Cotton Acres for 2014

July 2, 2014

U.S. cotton acres for 2014 are up nine percent over last year, according to the USDA Acreage report released June 30.

Water Issues Often Leave Growers Feeling High and Dry

July 1, 2014

As drought conditions in Texas linger, cotton research companies ramp up their efforts for water efficiency.

USDA – Crop Condition Remains Positive as Fruiting Progresses

June 30, 2014

Cotton squaring throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt increased 12 percent in the past week, seven more states reported bolls in the field, and the overall crop condition remained 87 percent positive, based on the June 29 USDA Crop Progress report.

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Planting

Soil Testing Still the Cornerstone for Fertilization Programs

March 30, 2015

In times of lower commodity prices and stable-to-higher input costs, the right fertilization program should still begin with soil testing.

Planting

Choose the Right Mix for Spring Burndown

March 19, 2015

Judging by the phone calls he’s receiving, Tom Barber, University of Arkansas Extension weed scientist, says that burndown applications are at the top of growers’ priority lists.

Planting

Georgia Cotton Enterprise Budgets for 2015 Available Online

March 13, 2015

The University of Georgia has posted its 2015 Cotton Enterprise Budgets online to provide guides to cotton growers for planning and decision making.

Cotton Production

Tennessee Cotton Quick Facts Publication Now Online

February 17, 2015

The new 2015 Tennessee Cotton Quick Facts publication is now available online.

Ginning

NCC Survey Projects 9.4 Million Acres of U.S. Cotton in 2015

February 7, 2015

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.4 million acres of cotton in 2015 – down 14.6 percent from last year – according to the NCC’s annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.

Cotton Production

University of Georgia Sets PGR Requirements for 2015

January 22, 2015

The University of Georgia has updated its plant growth regulator requirements for cotton varieties for 2015.

Cotton Production

Cotton Grower Acreage Survey: Growers Dialing Back Acres in 2015

January 5, 2015

The 2015 Cotton Grower Acreage Survey suggests cotton farmers could reduce cotton plantings by more than 10 percent this year.

Cotton Production

Tennessee 2014 Variety Trial Results Now Available

January 5, 2015

The 2014 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results publication is now available online.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Rabobank: Fertilizer Supply May Outweigh Demand in 2015

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.

Planting

2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide Available Online

December 16, 2014

The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online.

Planting

2014 Mississippi Small Plot Trial Data Now Available

December 15, 2014

Data from the 2014 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial is now available through Mississippi State University.