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Rains Ease Texas Droughts, Long Term Forecasts Still Pessimistic

February 7, 2012

Excerpted from the Washington Post By Andrew Freedman Despite rather dire forecasts, this weird winter weather pattern has brought beneficial

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Australia Recovers from Floods

January 12, 2012

The Cotton Industry Relief Fund has helped Australia’s cotton growers recover from devastating floods in 2011. Cotton Australia Queensland Policy

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Valley Irrigation Announces Tire Pressure Monitoring System

January 4, 2012

Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, announced the addition of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to its control

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Agrilife Extension Disaster Recovery Guide Available in e-Book Format

December 27, 2011

By Paul Schattenberg paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu The Texas AgriLife Extension Service disaster recovery guide on how individuals, families and businesses can recover

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Jimmy Sanders Expands Retail Operations Into Kentucky

December 15, 2011

Jimmy Sanders, Inc., the Mid-South’s largest locally and family-owned agricultural input supply company has expanded its retail operations in Kentucky,

Wet December Causing Headaches for Arkansas Producers

December 13, 2011

From the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture   December has brought the kind of weather that can keep an

Crop Insurance is Extremely Important Risk Management Tool

October 18, 2011

Texas cotton producer Jimmy Dodson told a Farm Foundation forum in mid-October audience that risk management tools, particularly crop insurance,

Rains Ruin Two Million Bales in Pakistan

September 21, 2011

Once again, it appears as though Pakistan’s cotton crops will be damaged by excessive rains. The good news is that,

Monsanto Supports Efforts to Restore Flooded Farm Land

September 20, 2011

The Mississippi Delta region suffered through one of the worst floods in recent history this past spring, with up to

Growers Capture Extra Benefits from ‘Respect the Rotation’ Practices

September 20, 2011

Bayer CropScience has announced the new LibertyLink LinkUp Offer, an important addition to Innovation Plus programs. Farmers who plant a

Missouri Growers Take In Respect the Rotation Event

September 6, 2011

At a recent Respect the Rotation field day in Portageville, MO, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, 200 attendees heard how continual

Mid-South Growers Deal with Flood Damages

August 12, 2011

Located just 45 miles north of I-10 in rural Louisiana, in a town just off the western banks of the

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2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide Available Online

December 16, 2014

The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online.

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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.

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AgriLife Extension’s On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data Available

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.

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USDA Says Cotton Planting Nearly Complete, Early Crop in Good Shape

June 9, 2014

According to the June 8 USDA cotton crop reports, 89 percent of this year's crop has now been planted, and the early crop is off to a solid start.

Cotton Production

Setting New Yield Limits

June 4, 2014

A harvesting trip to Texas changed the way Tommy Butner thought about yields on his own Tennessee farm.

Cotton Production

Planting Pace Picks Up in the Southwest, First Squares Reported

June 2, 2014

The June 1 USDA Crop Progress report shows that Southwestern states made substantial progress in cotton planting over the past week, thanks to much-needed moisture.

Cotton Production

Cotton Planting in Many States Now Ahead of Five-Year Average

May 27, 2014

USDA reports that 62 percent of the U.S. cotton crop has now been planted, with eight states ahead of their five-year planting average.

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Southeast Shows Biggest Weekly Gains in Cotton Planting, Reports USDA

May 19, 2014

Based on the May 18 USDA Crop Progress report, overall cotton planting stayed on track with the five-year average for this date, with 46 percent of the U.S. now in the ground. But growers in the Southeast made the most of the past week, registering impressive gains in cotton seeding.

Cotton Production

Planting Surge Puts 2014 Cotton Acres Near Five-Year Average

May 12, 2014

According to the May 11 USDA Crop Progress Report, 30 percent of the U.S. cotton crop is now in the ground. That’s a 15 percent jump in planting in the past week, and only four percentage points below the five-year average for this date.

Cotton Production

USDA Reports Pockets of Progress in 2014 Cotton Planting

May 5, 2014

According to the May 5 USDA Crop Progress Report, planting of the 2014 cotton crop continues to track last year’s start, witih 16 percent of this year’s crop now planted

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New Webcast, Search Tool Added to Focus on Cotton Website

April 30, 2014

A new webcast focusing on cotton nutrition and a one-stop search tool that targets Extension cotton information from 17 states have been added to the Focus on Cotton webpage.