Cotton Production Stories


New Picker Economic Data Coming

February 12, 2009

This is the second of what was to have been a two-part series on the new on-board, module-building cotton pickers


Honoring Woody Anderson

February 11, 2009

We’re proud to once again honor exceptional work and service to the cotton industry through our annual Cotton Grower Achievement

Production Outlook / Acreage

Does Lower Acreage Mean Higher Prices?

February 11, 2009

Without question the hottest topic at this year’s Beltwide was cotton acreage for 2008. Cotton Grower’s annual grower survey published

Cotton Production

McClendon to Lead National Cotton Council

February 10, 2009

Larry McClendon was elected chairman of the National Cotton Council 2008 at the conclusion of the NCC’s annual meeting held

Production Outlook / Acreage

Another Acreage Drop Coming

February 10, 2009

Cotton acreage will continue its freefall, according to the National Cotton Council’s 25th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey that

The World Envies The American Farmer

February 10, 2009

Saying she is in a perfect position to shape agriculture, incoming National Cotton Council Chairman Larry McClendon introduced Senator Blanche

Limit Up, Limit Down

February 9, 2009

Can I call you back? The market is limit up and things are crazy around here.” I heard that from

A Solid No. 2

February 5, 2009

Georgia and Mississippi traditionally rank second and third in cotton acreage behind Texas. In 2000, Georgia claimed the No. 2

U.S. Delegation Looks For Better Understanding

February 2, 2009

I recently had the opportunity to lead a delegation of U.S. cotton industry leaders on a 10-day tour of China’s

Indian Exports Grow As Production Outpaces Consumption

January 29, 2009

Cotton has a special significance to the textile industry of India since it accounts for nearly 60% of our fiber

The Past, Present, Future Of Chinese ELS Cotton

January 29, 2009

Extra-long staple (ELS) cotton saw a significant increase in production in China in the past two growing seasons, but this

Clearing Up China’s Cloudy Forecasts

January 26, 2009

China’s rapid growth and development in the recent past has made the country the most dominant force in the cotton

Latest News

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


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.