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Market Analysis

Market is Scrambling for Quality Cotton

February 7, 2015

The market is plowing new territory each week as mills search for quality cotton. And they’re starting to get desperate.

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Insect Control

Search for Thrips Control Options Continues

February 3, 2015

Thrips control in 2014 proved challenging for many growers. And the findings from field studies conducted last year may not provide many happy answers for this season.

News

Information and Education Highlight 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show

February 3, 2015

The 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – now in its 63rd year – returns to the Cook Convention Center in Memphis February 27-28, featuring more than 400 exhibitors focused on fiber and grain production.

Market Analysis

Will the U.S. Sell Out of Cotton?

February 2, 2015

World consumption is trending up, and the market is suggesting that the U.S. will “sell out” of cotton this year if prices do not increase.

Raising More Profit

New Varieties Provide Yield and Quality Upgrades Vital for Profitability

February 1, 2015

As cotton producers know, the cost of inputs and the cost of a pound of cotton have recently been moving in opposite directions. When prices are floundering, a cotton producer has only one favorable variable: superior cotton varieties.

Blake Lauritsen Is 2014 Marketer of the Year
Marketing

Blake Lauritsen Is 2014 Marketer of the Year

January 30, 2015

Blake Lauritsen’s attention to commodity markets, the global cotton industry, and good business sense – plus a bit of luck, he’ll admit – earned him the 2014 Marketer of the Year award.

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International

India Moves to Stabilize Their Cotton Market

January 29, 2015

The recent move by Cotton Corporation of India to release 5,100 bales from its stock should help stabilize the cotton price this season.

News

Math and Science Grants Available through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

January 29, 2015

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is offering $2.3 million in math or science grants to public school districts in rural communities to help prepare their students for future academic and career success.

Market Analysis

Market Struggles with Black Swans and Bears

January 26, 2015

Although the bears have finally pulled prices into the 50s, the ability of old crop cotton to hold near the 60 cent level is phenomenal, given the current “Black Swan” financial market.

Market Analysis

Plexus: Get Ready for a Few Weeks of Volatility

January 23, 2015

While the market situation for U.S. cotton may seem friendly, it is being overshadowed by the negative outlook for commodities stemming from a strong dollar, lower economic growth and fears of another financial meltdown.

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Product News

New Cheminova Chemistry to Help Control Herbicide Resistant Weeds

February 23, 2015

Cheminova plans to register pethoxamid, a new herbicide active ingredient, to help growers manage herbicide-resistant weeds.

Product News

Brake Herbicide Receives Section 18 Approvals in Six States

February 18, 2015

Brake Herbicide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for control of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in six cotton producing states.

Precision Technology

TeeJet Matrix 430 Provides Simple, Easy-to-Use Guidance

February 18, 2015

TeeJet Technologies’ new Matrix 430 GNSS guidance system is ideal for a wide range of field applications.

Precision Technology

TeeJet Launches RX520 High-Precision GNSS Receiver

February 17, 2015

TeeJet Technologies has introduced the RX520 dual frequency GNSS receiver for precision farming operations.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Velum Total Approved for Cotton, Peanuts in 2015

February 12, 2015

Bayer CropScience has received registration for Velum Total, a new insecticide/nematicide for use in cotton and peanuts in 2015.

Disease Control / Nematodes

EPA Approves TOPGUARD Terra for Cotton Root Rot Control

February 6, 2015

TOPGUARD Terra fungicide from Cheminova has received EPA registration for control of cotton root rot.

Product News

Deltapine to Release Five Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton Varieties

January 27, 2015

Following USDA deregulation of the Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton technology, Deltapine has announced plans to offer five new B2XF varieties for the 2015 season.

Product News

Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton Poised for Limited Introduction

January 21, 2015

A limited introduction of Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton varieties is planned for the 2015 planting season through Deltapine and select licensees.

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Ginning

U.S. Still Struggles with Contaminated Cotton

March 3, 2015

Growers have a vested financial interest in solving cotton contamination problems.

News

Sanders Adds New Texas Retail Location

March 2, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has launched a new retail location in Olton, TX.

Common Thread

Changing the WTO Narrative

March 2, 2015

American cotton has been a favorite target of the WTO for long enough.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Not Surprisingly, Market Improvement Slows Down

March 2, 2015

The market is still full of uncertainties, and this recent slowdown might just be a signal that the market needs to take a breather.

News

Decision Time Is Wrong Time for Farm Bill Changes

February 24, 2015

With new farm bill decision deadlines looming, the Senate Ag Committee is hearing from growers that now is not the time to consider policy or budget changes to the legislation.

Crop Inputs

Biopesticide Use Quadrupled From 2000 To 2012

February 23, 2015

According to recent data from EPA, the use of biopesticides in U.S. agriculture more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2012.

Market Analysis

Quality Continues to Drive Cotton’s “Joyful Ride”

February 21, 2015

Cotton’s joyful ride continues, as prices have pressed the 65 cent level, driven by demand for quality machine harvested cotton.

Market Analysis

Plexus: Time for the Market to Rest and Regroup?

February 20, 2015

Look for the market pull back a bit and regroup over the coming weeks. But don’t worry. It’s just taking a breather.

News

Winters Named Interim Head of PCCA

February 20, 2015

Lonnie Winters has been named interim president and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association.

International

Registration Open for ICA Bremen Cotton Classing and Testing Program

February 19, 2015

Registration is now open for ICA Bremen’s Cotton Classing and Testing training, scheduled for July 7-16.

Market Analysis

Plexus: Buying Pressure Should Keep Cotton Moving Up

February 18, 2015

Buying pressure over the coming months should help maintain the current upward move for cotton.