Production Outlook / Acreage Stories
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.
December 9, 2014
Georgia cotton consultant Michael Williams has a one-word answer to picking varieties: “Yield.” He’s not alone in that assessment. Those …
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 …
February 3, 2014
An international team of researchers from the United States and Uzbekistan has developed longer and stronger cotton fiber. The team …
January 10, 2014
In a bit of surprise, the January 2014 World Supply and Demand Report found more cotton in the world and …
October 2, 2013
The Venezuela-based Grupo Teleras Maracy, a leading textile group in Venezuela, has proposed a plan to promote the cultivation of …
August 20, 2013
As long as China maintains its current import policy, it’s going to remain a large importer of cotton to help …
August 19, 2013
The U.S. cotton crop held its own over the past week, with reports of open bolls in many areas and …
Production Outlook / Acreage
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.
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.