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Market Analysis

Time for Growers to Start Pricing Their 2017 Crop

February 17, 2017

Dr. O.A. Cleveland believes growers should price at least 50% of their anticipated 2017 crop now with the December ICE contract above 74 cents.

Production Outlook / Acreage

NCC Projects 11 Million U.S. Cotton Acres in 2017

February 11, 2017

The National Cotton Council is projecting a total of 11.0 million acres of cotton to be planted in the U.S. in 2017.

News

Getting Ready for New Opportunities

February 8, 2017

Educational sessions at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show March 3-4 are geared to help growers adapt to meet market opportunities.

Market Analysis

78 Cent Cotton? The Opportunities are There.

February 6, 2017

Titanic bullishness has captured the cotton market, providing opportunities for nearby cotton futures prices to top 78 cents.

Insect Control

Cotton Seed Treatment Choices Will Be More Important In 2017

January 26, 2017

Early season thrips control will be more important than ever in 2017 due to the introduction and anticipated use of dicamba-tolerant cotton varieties, according to Mississippi State University cotton specialists.

Market Analysis

Market Remains Strong as The Limited Bows Out

January 20, 2017

The market consolidated gains of the past few weeks, just as The Limited – a primary supplier of cotton to women – closes its doors.

Achievement

Cotton’s Tireless Caretaker

January 16, 2017

Tireless dedication to the industry and innovation on his farm makes Barry Evans of Kress, TX, the 2016 Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award honoree.

Product News

Enlist Duo Herbicide Registered for Use on Enlist Cotton

January 13, 2017

The U.S. EPA has registered Enlist Duo herbicide for use on Enlist cotton varieties, beginning in 2017.

Weed Control

The Auxin Wait is Over

January 11, 2017

The auxin herbicide era of cotton weed control has begun. It’s time for growers to get up to speed on the federal and state do’s and don’ts for properly using the products.

Achievement

Barry Evans Is 2016 Cotton Achievement Award Winner

January 5, 2017

Barry Evans, a cotton producer and industry leader from Kress, TX, is the recipient of the 2016 Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award.

News

Cotton Poised to Gain Ground in 2017

January 2, 2017

U.S. cotton growers plan on planting more cotton in 2017, according to the Cotton Grower Acreage Survey.

Market Analysis

Could the Market Drift into the Mid-70s? It’s Possible.

December 28, 2016

The 70-73 cent price range remains very firm, with a good chance that the market could drift into the mid-70s.

Promotion

2016: The Year in International Marketing

December 21, 2016

CCI continues vital international promotion activities for U.S. cotton.

Market Analysis

Export Sales Drive Market as Potential for Explosive Growth Builds

December 19, 2016

U.S. export sales continue to lead trading. But conditions are growing for a potential “explosive fire” under the market.

Promotion

2016: The Year in Domestic Marketing

December 16, 2016

Celebrating fifty years of Cotton Research and Promotion during 2016.

Ginning

2016: The Year in Ginning

December 14, 2016

U.S. ginners continue to address quality and regulatory issues.

Market Analysis

Is Market Opening Window for “Made in U.S.” Revival?

December 12, 2016

USDA’s seemingly bearish December supply demand report failed to break cotton’s upside momentum, presenting a small window to potentially revive the “Made in U.S.” theme.

Marketing

2016: The Year in Cotton Demand

December 8, 2016

Cotton demand and synthetic fiber competition remain the keys to the current cotton market outlook.

News

2016: The Year in Washington

December 6, 2016

The National Cotton Council continues to tackle a challenging Washington agenda.

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Companion

Episode 25 – Industry Reacts to EPA’s XtendiMax Approval

December 2, 2016

Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman examine the industry’s response to EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide, including possible new guidelines from Mid-South Plant Boards.

Around The Gin
Product News

Transform Earns Section 18 Exemptions for Cotton, Sorghum

May 4, 2017

Transform WG insecticide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for use in cotton and sorghum in select states for the 2017 production season.

Product News

EPA Approves Monsanto’s NemaStrike Technology

May 2, 2017

The EPA has issued registration for tioxazafen, a new nematicide from Monsanto that will be branded as NemaStrike Technology for nematode control and yield protection in cotton, corn and soybeans.

Product News

Indigo Partners Launched for In-Field Technology Testing

April 25, 2017

Indigo is launching Indigo Partners, a collaboration of 25 U.S. growers and agronomic experts to test agricultural technologies – including Indigo’s microbial seed treatments – during 2017.

Product News

UPI Adds New Herbicide Products

April 14, 2017

UPI has added two new herbicides to its portfolio of high quality crop protection products for the U.S.

Product News

FiberMax One Ton Club Membership Tops 1,000

April 14, 2017

A record number of growers qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club in 2016 with four-bale and higher yields with FiberMax varieties.

Product News

Deltapine NPE Program Kicks off Tenth Year

April 10, 2017

Nearly 200 growers will participate in the tenth season of the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program.

Product News

BASF Expands Dicamba Manufacturing Facility

March 22, 2017

BASF has completed a $270 million expansion of its Beaumont, TX, facility – the largest agricultural products facility investment in company history.

Product News

Topguard Terra Label Amendments for Cotton Root Rot in Texas

March 7, 2017

Texas growers now have additional preplant and post planting options for using Topguard Terra to control cotton root rot.

Latest News
Promotion

Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Cotton Supply

May 26, 2017

Wrangler is partnering with a family of Alabama cotton growers on a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers achieve greater sustainable growing practices.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Sweet Tooth Bacteria Tracked in Bacterial Blight

May 25, 2017

Thanks to a new discovery, researchers now may be better equipped to help Texas cotton farmers battle bacterial blight.

Planting

TX Cotton Growers Watching Moisture Levels Closely

May 25, 2017

There is some concern that soil moisture in 2017 could be problematic, especially for Texas dryland cotton producers.

News

FY18 Federal Budget Proposal Very Concerning for Cotton

May 25, 2017

The NCC is ready to work with Congress regarding the “very concerning” program cuts for agriculture in the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget.

Equipment

No Yield Impact from Decreased Early Season Irrigation

May 23, 2017

A University of Georgia study shows that decreasing irrigation for cotton during the early season may not affect yields, while substantially reducing water usage.

Companion

Episode 26 – Are Prices Surging Too Quickly?

May 23, 2017

The Cotton Companion returns for #Plant17. We’ll talk WASDE, crop progress, and bring in Dr. O.A. Cleveland to examine this dizzying cotton market.

Weed Control

Glyphosate-Resistant Johnsongrass Focus of New Webcast

May 22, 2017

A new webcast on effective management of glyphosate-resistant johnsongrass has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

News

NCC: Maintaining NAFTA Benefits is Crucial

May 22, 2017

The National Cotton Council says maintaining a vibrant North American Free Trade Agreement creates a positive trading platform for U.S. agriculture, including cotton and textiles.

Market Analysis

Fluctuations and Cancellations Create Interesting Week

May 22, 2017

Despite price fluctuations and export sales cancellations over the past week, the cotton market hangs tough as U.S. planting continues.

News

NCC: Lighthizer Confirmation Positive for Exports

May 15, 2017

The National Cotton Council calls the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative an important step for promoting fair trade and export development.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Is This the Wake-Up Call We’ve Been Expecting?

May 15, 2017

Market movement in the past few weeks may be the wake-up call the industry has been expecting.