Production Outlook / Acreage Stories
June 23, 2014
According to the June 22 USDA Crop Progress report, one fourth of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop is now squaring, boll set has started in some areas, and more than half of the crop is rated good to excellent.
June 23, 2014
Reports show Mississippi cotton acres are up nearly 40 percent over 2013, leaving cotton producers optimistic despite frequent planting delays.
June 16, 2014
According to the June 15 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is maturing nicely from one end of the Cotton Belt to the other.
June 13, 2014
According to the June 11 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, the outlook for the domestic cotton market is a little brighter, while the world market remains mixed.
June 2, 2014
There’s an increasing buzz in the air as the number of potential commercial uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles continues to grow.
May 15, 2014
If you want to know how UAVs could impact your farming operation or business, check out the Delta AgTech Symposium: Advancing UAVs in Agriculture July 7-8 in Memphis, TN.
April 1, 2014
According to the USDA 2014 Prospective Plantings report issued March 31, cotton acreage for this year is projected to total 11.1 million acres – a seven percent increase over last year’s numbers.
March 20, 2014
Following a better than anticipated 2013 crop, some softening in grain prices and more concrete answers about the future thanks to a new farm bill, optimism in the cotton market seems a bit brighter than a year ago. But there are some trends that bear watching.
March 20, 2014
As precision agriculture practices drift closer and closer to the mainstream with each passing year, cotton producers around the country are taking notice.
March 20, 2014
Growers who use Climate Basic from The Climate Corporation to capture critical farming and weather data can now try the company’s advanced Climate Pro technologies at no cost through late October.
February 8, 2014
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.26 million acres of cotton this spring – an 8.2 percent increase over 2013 – according to the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey released February 8 during the association’s
February 3, 2014
An international team of researchers from the United States and Uzbekistan has developed longer and stronger cotton fiber. The team used RNA interference (RNAi) technique to knock down one particular gene, resulting in longer fiber. The results have been published
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.