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Cotton Highlights from February WASDE Report

February 9, 2017

The February WASDE report for cotton shows increases in U.S. export numbers, slightly higher consumption forecasts, and lower ending stocks for both the U.S. and global markets.

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Perdue Tabbed as New Secretary of Agriculture

January 19, 2017

The choice of former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as Secretary of Agriculture in the Trump Administration has drawn praise from the National Cotton Council and others in the agricultural industry.

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Cotton Highlights from December WASDE Report

December 10, 2016

The December WASDE report shows slightly higher estimates for U.S. and global cotton production, exports and ending stocks, while mill use and consumption numbers are slightly down.

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Cotton Highlights from November WASDE Report

November 9, 2016

The November WASDE report shows slightly higher estimates for U.S. cotton production and for domestic and global ending stocks, while mill use, exports and consumption numbers remain steady.

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Cotton Highlights from October WASDE Report

October 12, 2016

The October WASDE report shows lower estimates for U.S. production and for domestic and global ending stocks, but increases for U.S. exports and world trade.

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Cotton Highlights from September WASDE Report

September 12, 2016

Production and ending stocks are up slightly in USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, while export and consumption numbers remain steady.

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Boosting the Value of Cottonseed

August 30, 2016

As cottonseed supply and value grows, the cotton industry continues to fight for the oilseed designation or other legislative options.

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Cotton Highlights from August WASDE Report

August 12, 2016

More positive news for cotton in USDA’s August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, including increases in U.S. production and market prices, plus more reductions in global stocks and world production.

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Cotton Highlights from July WASDE Report

July 12, 2016

USDA’s July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows increases in anticipated U.S. cotton production and exports, plus reductions in global stocks and world production.

Production Outlook / Acreage

USDA: 10 Million Cotton Acres Planted in 2016

July 1, 2016

USDA’s first acreage report for 2016 shows that U.S. cotton growers have planted 10 million acres in 2016 – a 17% jump above last year's plantings.

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USDA Seeks Cotton Board Nominees

June 15, 2016

USDA is seeking nominees to fill 17 member and alternate positions on The Cotton Board.

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Cotton Highlights from June WASDE Report

June 10, 2016

USDA’s June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows minimal reductions in domestic mill use, global production and ending stocks.

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Cost Share Program Provides Much-Needed Assistance

June 7, 2016

The National Cotton Council and other industry organizations thanked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for providing a one-time $300 million program that offsets a portion of a cotton producer's 2015 crop season ginning costs.

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USDA Rolls Out Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program

June 7, 2016

The USDA Farm Service Agency will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through a new, one-time Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program.

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USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure

May 31, 2016

USDA has extended the deadline to July 1 for farmers and ranchers to restructure or finalize changes to their farm organization structures related to the Actively Engaged in Farming guidelines.

International

Jack McCarty Named ICAC Researcher of the Year

May 31, 2016

Dr. Jack C. McCarty of Mississippi State University was named Researcher of the Year for 2016 by the International Cotton Advisory Committee.

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Cotton Highlights from May WASDE Report

May 10, 2016

USDA’s May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report projects a 15% increase in U.S. cotton production for 2016/17, as global consumption of cotton stocks continues to grow.

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USDA Announces 2016 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 18, 2016

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2016-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.

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Cotton Highlights from April WASDE Report

April 12, 2016

USDA’s April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows small adjustments to U.S. production numbers and stocks, while world stocks drop another 1.1 million bales.

Planting

USDA Projects 9.56 Million Cotton Acres in 2016

March 31, 2016

USDA’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report projects that U.S. cotton growers will plant 9.56 million acres in 2016 – an 11% increase over last year.

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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.

Product News

Monsanto Sets 2018 Crop Protection Incentives

December 5, 2017

Monsanto will provide multiple tools, resources and products to help cotton and soybean growers maximize weed control in 2018.

Product News

Praxidyn’s Mixmate Named a 2018 AE50 Award Winner

November 27, 2017

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has recognized Praxidyn's Mixmate portable ag chemical blending and recordkeeping system with a 2018 AE50 award.

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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.

Marketing

The Seam Adds Five New Board Members

January 16, 2018

The Seam has added five cotton industry leaders to its Board of Directors.

Weed Control

Tennessee Sets Dates for Dicamba Stewardship Training

January 15, 2018

Dicamba Stewardship training sessions will be held throughout Tennessee from mid-January through early March, with online training available soon.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bull Will Continue Charging

January 12, 2018

Multiple market factors are at work, with demand continuing to lead the way to higher prices. That means the bull market will keep charging ahead.

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.

News

U.S. Cotton Industry Watching China Closely

January 11, 2018

The United States cotton industry is cautiously watching China in hopes that its imports may be on the rise.

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NCC Lauds Rural Prosperity Task Force Efforts

January 11, 2018

The National Cotton Council has praised the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.

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.

Promotion

L.L. Bean Ties Sustainability Efforts to Cotton LEADS

January 8, 2018

L.L. Bean has signed on as the newest partner of the Cotton LEADS program.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Don’t Ignore the Gift Horse. Feed the Market!

January 7, 2018

Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.

News

Campbell Receives 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award

January 7, 2018

Dr. B. Todd Campbell, a research geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Florence, SC, is the recipient of the 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award.