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Craft to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2018

February 15, 2018

Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, TX, is the newly-elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2018.

Marketing

Calculating PLC Payments for the Seed Cotton Program

February 13, 2018

In the second in a series of articles, University of Georgia economists focus on how PLC payments are calculated under the new seed cotton program.

News

Budget Deal Restores Farm Bill Coverage for Cotton

February 9, 2018

Critically-needed policy that restores Title I coverage for cotton in the current Farm Bill was part of the bipartisan budget legislation approved by Congress on February 9 and signed into law by President Trump.

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.

Marketing

Schniers Brothers are 2017 Marketers of the Year

February 1, 2018

2017 Marketers of the Year Doyle and Daryl Schniers rely on a variety of strategies – plus a little gut feel – when marketing their cotton.

Market Analysis

“Here We Go Again” as Market Preps Another Run

January 26, 2018

The price breakout above 80 cents continues to build its base in the very low 80s as it prepares for its next challenge to the 85 cent level.

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Market Analysis

Could Quality Shortage Push Cotton to a Dollar?

January 19, 2018

Cotton’s roller coaster price trip is on, and it’s really just beginning. The steep incline is in front of us.

Achievement

Shawn Holladay Earns 2017 Cotton Achievement Award

January 17, 2018

A strong history of hands-on farm and industry preparation earns Shawn Holladay of Lamesa, TX, the 2017 Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award.

Production Outlook / Acreage

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.

Opinion

Cotton’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 10, 2018

What would a list of New Year’s Resolutions look like for the U.S. cotton industry? Beck Barnes has some thoughts to consider.

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.

News

New Congressional Action Boosts Cotton’s Optimism

December 20, 2017

The U.S. cotton industry gives a thumbs up to passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and to proposed policy that could restore cotton’s Title I coverage under the new farm bill.

Market Analysis

Shurley: December Report Seals the Deal

December 19, 2017

Based on the December USDA Crop Production numbers, any notion of this 2017 crop getting below 21 million bales seems unlikely at this point.

Market Analysis

It’s a Wonderful Day in Cotton’s Neighborhood

December 15, 2017

With apologies to Mr. Rogers…it’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood, and the cotton market has been mine.

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.

Market Analysis

With Prices Rallying, It’s Time for “Significant Action”

December 8, 2017

The long-awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week. For those not already priced at 75 cents, it could be time to take significant action.

Market Analysis

Prices Push Above 70 Cents as Demand Remains High

December 2, 2017

Driven by tightening world stocks and led by an ever-increasing world consumption, cotton prices continue to move higher.

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Harvest

Oklahoma Moves Up in Cotton Production Rankings

November 30, 2017

USDA reports that Oklahoma is now the nation’s fourth-leading producer of cotton, with an estimated crop of 1.1 million bales.

Weed Control

Missouri Sets Dicamba Cut-Off Dates for 2018

November 28, 2017

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is putting guidelines and restrictions in place for in-crop use of new dicamba formulations in 2018.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Demand Is Key to Price Strength and Stability

November 21, 2017

Demand is the key to cotton's future. We still have a way to go, but the outlook has certainly improved.

Around The Gin
Product News

Bayer Shares the Risk with Cotton Farmers

January 26, 2018

Bayer offers replant, crop loss and yield protection to growers who plant FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed.

Product News

Americot Adds New Sales Support in GA, KS and TX

January 23, 2018

Americot has expanded its sales support team in Georgia, Kansas and the Rolling Plains of Texas.

Product News

Indigo Offers Premium for Indigo Cotton Production

January 9, 2018

Indigo Ag has announced a new program that offers significant price premiums for U.S. cotton growers who contract to grow Indigo Cotton.

Product News

New Bayer Varieties Focus on High Yield, Adaptability

January 5, 2018

Bayer releases five new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties for introduction in 2018.

Product News

New PhytoGen TRiO Guards Cottonseed Investment

January 3, 2018

New PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment helps provide early season protection for young cottonseed from diseases, insects and nematodes.

Product News

Americot Adds Seven to Sales, Research Teams

December 20, 2017

Americot has added seven new sales and research associates to the company’s staff across the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Seven New Varieties in Deltapine Class of 18

December 11, 2017

Seven new varieties – including five Bollgard 3 XtendFlex offerings – join the Deltapine product lineup as the Class of 18.

Product News

Special Roundup Ready PLUS Incentives for Arkansas

December 7, 2017

Monsanto is offering a special Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform in Arkansas for 2018 for growers planting XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean varieties.

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Market Analysis

Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

The market’s downside move appears to be over, ending a three-week downturn.

Planting

Conservation Grant to Fund GA Cover Crop Research

February 16, 2018

A USDA-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and their effects on water quality and availability for row crop production.

News

Cotton Achievement Award Honors Bill Lovelady

February 16, 2018

The late William T. “Bill” Lovelady, a long-time West Texas cotton producer and former NCC president, was honored as recipient of the 2017 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.

News

Maguire Honored with NCC Cotton Service Award

February 16, 2018

John Maguire, former NCC senior vice president for Washington Operations, is the recipient of the 2017 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.

News

Craft to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2018

February 15, 2018

Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, TX, is the newly-elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2018.

Seed Varieties

Texas High Plains Variety Trial Results Now Online

February 15, 2018

The results of the 2017 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluations Trials for the Texas High Plains are now available online.

Weed Control

TX Auxin Training Gets Reciprocal Okay from OK, NM

February 15, 2018

Auxin-specific herbicide training developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has received reciprocal approval by Oklahoma and New Mexico, allowing producers that operate in those states to attend one training to meet regulatory requirements.

News

NCC Names State Unit Officers for 2018

February 14, 2018

National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2018 were elected at the organization’s recent annual meeting.

News

National Cotton Council Names Directors for 2018

February 14, 2018

National Cotton Council directors for 2018 were announced at the organization’s annual meeting in early February.

News

Holladay Elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 14, 2018

Shawn Holladay of Lubbock, TX, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2018.

Marketing

Calculating PLC Payments for the Seed Cotton Program

February 13, 2018

In the second in a series of articles, University of Georgia economists focus on how PLC payments are calculated under the new seed cotton program.