Tagged drought

News

Twelve Percent of U.S. Population Now Living in Drought Conditions

September 8, 2014

The drought in the Continental United States now affects roughly one-third of the country and 73 million people. Some research studies, however, hint that this may just be the beginning of a much longer dry spell.

News

Texas Growers Thankful for Help from Mother Nature

August 28, 2014

Spring rains may have caught West Texas cotton producers like David Warren off guard this season. But they didn’t mind one bit.

Cotton Production

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.

News

Water Rights Debate Can Be Intense and Contentious

July 1, 2014

If you think the politics surrounding elections are tough, consider the politics of water.

Cotton Production

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.

Market Analysis

Cotton Trade Strong, as Weather and China Take Control of New Crop

April 25, 2014

No need to get bearish now. Chinese actions and Mother Nature seem to feel the mid-80s is good for cotton prices. The question is – can Mother Nature tweak it higher?

Cotton Production

New Webcast Focuses on Short-Season Dryland Cotton Production

October 31, 2013

A new presentation focusing on short-season dryland cotton production is now available online for viewing as part of the Focus

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Drought, Monsoon Set a Tight Window for the Cotton Market

July 2, 2013

Cotton prices shifted to reverse this week as international weather factors made their presence known. The Southwest U.S. drought continued

Cotton Production

Drought Provides Proving Ground for Texas Varieties

May 16, 2013

Although it doesn’t grab as many headlines as it did two years ago, for many cotton producers in the Southwest,

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Product News

Deltapine Focused on Raising the Yield Bar in 2015

November 17, 2014

No brand of cotton seed was planted on more acres in 2014 than Deltapine. So it stands to reason that the company’s variety researchers are preparing to introduce monumental changes to their seed lineup in 2015.

Product News

Growth Continues for Dyna-Gro and All-Tex

November 13, 2014

Crop Production Services has put a two brand approach in place for its Dyna-Gro and All-Tex brands of cotton. And their varieties are getting stronger each year.

Product News

PhytoGen Gaining Foothold in West Texas Market

November 12, 2014

In a year that saw PhytoGen introduce several new varieties to the Cotton Belt, an old standard once again stole the headlines as the company looks to gain more of the Southwest market.

Product News

Monsanto, Sumitomo and Valent Extend Crop Protection Partnership

November 10, 2014

Monsanto, Sumitomo Chemical and Valent U.S.A. have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform for U.S. cotton and soybeans.

Product News

Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Program Includes Cotton Belt States

October 28, 2014

Grow Ag Leaders is offering more than $500,000 in college scholarships to students interested in agricultural careers. The program is available in 40 states, including many throughout the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Platform Specialty Products to Acquire Arysta LifeScience as Component for New Company

October 21, 2014

Platform Specialty Products has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion.

Product News

PhytoGen Partners with Farmers to Aid Local Charities

October 17, 2014

Since becoming a partner in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program three years ago, PhytoGen has made donations to 25 charities on behalf of state farmers of the year.

Product News

Enlist Duo Herbicide Approved; Enlist Weed Control System Now Cleared for Use

October 16, 2014

The Enlist Weed Control System from Dow AgroSciences has been approved for field use in corn and soybeans in 2015 by federal regulatory authorities, with introduction in cotton still scheduled for 2016.

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Raising More Profit

Sustainability and Quality Can Enhance Cotton Marketing and Profitability

November 19, 2014

U.S. cotton growers can make their fiber more desirable – and potentially more profitable – in the global market by producing the higher quality that cotton mills and consumers want and by marketing their fiber through the e3 cotton program.

International

Foreign Governments Work to Stem Falling Cotton Prices

November 18, 2014

According to the Business Standard, government officials in India, China and Pakistan are working to put programs in place to protect their countries’ growers in the face of falling cotton prices.

Crop Inputs

New Focus on Cotton Webcast Discusses Viruses, Leaf Curl

November 18, 2014

A new webcast focusing on whitefly and virus management has been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.

Market Analysis

Plexus: Spec Movement Reveals Downside of Sideways Market

November 17, 2014

The recent trading action that pushed cotton prices into the 50s is linked to the interplay of spec short covering and spec long liquidation, which should keep the market in its current sideways trend.

International

Regulatory Logistics Delaying Launch of World Cotton Contract

November 14, 2014

Launch of the new World Cotton Contract has been postponed to early 2015 as ICE continues to sort through regulatory issues in Malaysia.

Raising More Profit

Don’t Sacrifice Profitability for Savings in Insect Management

November 14, 2014

With weeds taking most of the headlines in recent years, many growers may be looking for ways to scale back their insect management programs. But Cotton Belt entomologists say to think twice before making drastic changes to their crop protection plans.

News

Taylors Receive TALL South Plains Ag Leadership Award

November 13, 2014

Dan and Linda Taylor of Ropesville, TX have been honored with the TALL South Plains Agricultural Leadership Award.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: November Numbers Mostly Neutral, Prices Hold

November 11, 2014

USDA’s November crop production and supply/demand numbers are little changed from the October numbers.

Market Analysis

Prices Still on the Path to Nowhere

November 7, 2014

Cotton prices continued their path to nowhere and are expected to continue the same back and forth trading action, reinforcing the thought that the market has bottomed out.

Seed Varieties

Did September Storms Impact Seed Supply?

November 7, 2014

Hurricane Odile idled over Ground Zero for U.S. cotton seed production in September. But seed companies say not to worry. Supplies should be fine for 2015.

Raising More Profit

Strong Brands, Proven Technologies Lead Stoneville and FiberMax Into 2015

November 6, 2014

With new trait introductions out of the way for the first time in several years, Bayer CropScience turns its complete focus to developing its Stoneville and FiberMax brands.