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El Niño Is Coming

June 26, 2014

There’s a 70 percent chance that El Niño could impact U.S. agriculture this year. But how long and how strong will determine how positive its effects could be.

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USDA Crop Progress: More Squares, First Bolls, Positive Conditions

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.

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Mississippi Growers Optimistic Over 2014 Cotton Acreage Increase

June 23, 2014

Reports show Mississippi cotton acres are up nearly 40 percent over 2013, leaving cotton producers optimistic despite frequent planting delays.

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USDA – Cotton Crop Maturing Nicely from Coast to Coast

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.

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Cotton Projections Up in New USDA Supply and Demand Estimates Report

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.

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UAVs Could Be Game Changers for Growers and Consultants

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.

Get the Buzz on UAVs at Delta AgTech Symposium July 7-8

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.

USDA Projects Seven Percent Increase for Cotton Acres in 2014

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.

More U.S. Acres, Possible Changes in China’s Cotton Policy Will Drive Market in 2014

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.

Is Variable Rate Application For You?

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.

Climate Corporation Offers Risk Free Trial of Climate Pro Technology

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.

NCC Projects 11.26 Million Acres of U.S. Cotton in 2014

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

International Team Develops Longer Cotton Fiber

February 3, 2014

An international team of researchers from the United States and Uzbekistan has developed longer and stronger cotton fiber. The team

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Registration Open for Cotton Incorporated Crop Management Seminar

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.

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USDA Lowers U.S. Cotton Production and Export Estimates

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.

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NCC Commends Timely Implementation of STAX for Cotton

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.