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Product News

October 10 Deadline for Public Comments on Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System Plants

September 25, 2014

The public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for cotton and soybean plants for Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System will remain open through October 10.

Cotton Production

USDA Lowers U.S. Cotton Production and Export Estimates

September 11, 2014

Based on information contained in USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, U.S. cotton production and exports for 2014 will both be down over earlier projections.

News

USDA – Farm Sector Debt Ratios Expected to Moderate in 2014

September 8, 2014

According to USDA’s Economic Research Service, the rate of growth in farm assets, debt, and equity is forecast to moderate in 2014.

News

Global Cotton Stocks Still on the Rise, Reports USDA

August 20, 2014

According to the USDA’s August Cotton and Wool Outlook report, global cotton stocks will reach a record 105.1 million bales for 2014/15.

Marketing

Cotton Board Approves Funding for Cotton Incorporated, Elects New Officers

August 13, 2014

The Cotton Board voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2015 budget of $80 million to the Secretary of Agriculture.

International

U.S. Production, Exports and Ending Stocks Increase in Past Month, Says USDA

August 12, 2014

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for August show forecasted increases in production, exports and ending stocks for U.S. cotton.

Cotton Production

USDA Launches Website to Assist New Farmers and Ranchers

August 9, 2014

USDA has developed a New Farmer website as a resource to help guide the next generation of farmers through the challenges of starting and building a farming operation.

Cotton Production

Enrollment Opens for Cotton Transition Assistance Program

August 8, 2014

Cotton growers have from August 11 until October 7 to enroll for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program, an interim payment program created by the 2014 Farm Bill.

News

USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision

July 30, 2014

USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Coverage Option – one of the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill – to help strengthen and expand crop insurance options for farmers and ranchers.

Cotton Production

Bolls Seen in Nearly Half of U.S. Crop; Overall Condition Remains Highly Favorable

July 28, 2014

The USDA Crop Progress report for July 27 shows squaring and boll set numbers on target with the five-year averages, and overall crop condition well above the same week last year.

Cotton Production

Crop Progress: Overall Condition Still Solid; Boll Set Numbers Jump

July 21, 2014

According to the July 20 USDA Crop Progress report, squaring and boll set numbers are now above the five-year averages for the date, and overall crop condition remains unchanged in the past week.

Cotton Production

Fruiting Totals Jump in July 13 Crop Progress Report

July 14, 2014

According to the July 13 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is fruiting quickly and is now right in line with the five-year averages for this date.

Cotton Production

Overall Cotton Crop Condition Well Ahead of 2013 Ratings

July 7, 2014

The July 6 Crop Progress report shows that 2014 cotton acres are running slightly behind last year in terms of squaring and boll set, but are in far better condition at this time than the 2013 crop.

News

Farm Bill Implementation: USDA Announces New Provisions to Help Farmers Manage Risk

July 3, 2014

As part of the ongoing implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, provisions are being implemented that will improve crop insurance programs to better protect farmers from weather disaster, market volatility and other risk factors.

Cotton Production

USDA Reports Nine Percent Jump in Cotton Acres for 2014

July 2, 2014

U.S. cotton acres for 2014 are up nine percent over last year, according to the USDA Acreage report released June 30.

News

USDA – Crop Condition Remains Positive as Fruiting Progresses

June 30, 2014

Cotton squaring throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt increased 12 percent in the past week, seven more states reported bolls in the field, and the overall crop condition remained 87 percent positive, based on the June 29 USDA Crop Progress report.

News

First Participants in Conservation Stewardship Program Now Eligible to Renew

June 24, 2014

Producers with expiring USDA Conservation Stewardship Program contracts have from July 11 until September 12 to renew and add conservation activities to support their natural resource improvement activities and fine-tune their conservation plans.

Cotton Production

USDA Crop Progress: More Squares, First Bolls, Positive Conditions

June 23, 2014

According to the June 22 USDA Crop Progress report, one fourth of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop is now squaring, boll set has started in some areas, and more than half of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Cotton Production

USDA – Cotton Crop Maturing Nicely from Coast to Coast

June 16, 2014

According to the June 15 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is maturing nicely from one end of the Cotton Belt to the other.

Cotton Production

Cotton Projections Up in New USDA Supply and Demand Estimates Report

June 13, 2014

According to the June 11 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, the outlook for the domestic cotton market is a little brighter, while the world market remains mixed.

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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.

News

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.

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.

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.