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Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

USDA – Crop Condition Remains Positive as Fruiting Progresses

June 30, 2014

Cotton squaring throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt increased 12 percent in the past week, seven more states reported bolls in the field, and the overall crop condition remained 87 percent positive, based on the June 29 USDA Crop Progress report.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Cotton Highlights from November WASDE Report

November 9, 2017

USDA’s WASDE report for November raises U.S. production to 21.4 million bales and shows upward revisions in world consumption based on new data.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Arkansas 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets Now Online

October 24, 2017

The 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets from the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture are now available online.

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Cotton Highlights from October WASDE Report

October 12, 2017

USDA’s WASDE report for October lowers U.S. production and export forecasts for the 2017 crop, while global projections rise slightly due to expected larger crops in other countries.

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Riding a Rising Market

August 30, 2017

California grower Aaron Barcellos relies on smart water use to help take full advantage of a rising Pima market and replenished water supplies.