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Cotton Grower – July 2014

In This Issue

Latest News
Insect Control

In-Crop Needs Drive Transform Momentum

April 18, 2018

Transform insecticide annually overcomes regulatory hurdles to remain a vital crop protection tool.

News

How the Ginning Cost Share Program Gained New Life

April 17, 2018

Thanks to the efforts of many in the industry, a badly-needed cotton relief program found new life on Capitol Hill.

Marketing

USDA Announces 2018 Loan Rate Differentials

April 17, 2018

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2018-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.

Cotton Production

Sessions from the 2017 MS Row Crop Short Course Now Online

April 17, 2018

Presentations from the 2017 Mississippi State Row Crop Short Course are now part of the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

News

Wrangler Report Touts Value of Soil Conservation Practices

April 17, 2018

Wrangler jeans has published a report highlighting the significant economic and environmental benefits of certain cotton farming techniques.

Insect Control

Biopesticide Option for Bollworm, Budworm Control

April 15, 2018

A host-specific virus is being used to control bollworms and budworms in Arkansas crops.

Opinion

Tariff Discussions Emphasize Need for Free Trade

April 15, 2018

Free, but fair, trade is the need of the hour.

Market Analysis

Strong Demand, Drought Concerns Pushing Prices

April 14, 2018

Thanks to mill demand, shrinking quality stocks and increased drought concerns in the Southwest, cotton continues to post gains in spite of the selling pressure created by rolling positions to the July contract.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from April WASDE Report

April 10, 2018

April’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates move projected U.S. cotton exports up and domestic ending stocks down, as world ending stocks for the month are also reduced.

News

U.S. Justice Department to Approve Bayer/Monsanto Deal

April 10, 2018

According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to approve Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto Co., with closing expected in the second quarter of 2018.

Promotion

Branding is Key Marketing Tool for U.S. Cotton

April 10, 2018

Brands mean trust, which sells products, and cotton is no exception.

News

Staplcotn Acquires 50% Interest in TJ Beall Company

April 10, 2018

Staplcotn, the oldest and one of the largest cotton marketing cooperatives in the U.S., has purchased a 50% stake in the TJ Beall Company.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: More Tariff Talk

April 9, 2018

The jury is still out on whether or not the “verbal war” between the U.S. and China will actually result in tariffs, and what the impact on cotton will be.

Market Analysis

Market Holds in Face of Tariff Rumblings

April 8, 2018

World consumption continues to support prices, but the mere suggestion of tariffs makes speculative fund managers nervous and increases market volatility.

Planting

Proper Planter Adjustment Can Impact Crop Stand

April 5, 2018

Proper planter adjustment from field to field can make the difference between a healthy stand of cotton and a poor stand.