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New Farm Bill Program Provides Production History Relief to Farmers Impacted by Severe Weather

October 21, 2014

USDA has implemented a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide production history relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.

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Manage Resistant Weeds Economically and Efficiently

August 14, 2014

Despite herbicide resistance, growers can still manage weed pests with an eye on profitability.

Mid-South Cotton Growers Use New Tools to Fight Weed Resistance
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Mid-South Cotton Growers Use New Tools to Fight Weed Resistance

April 28, 2014

Extension cotton specialists like University of Arkansas researcher Dr. Jason Norsworthy say GlyTol and LibertyLink are making a big impact in the war on resistant weeds.

Economists are Bullish On Cotton in 2014
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Economists are Bullish On Cotton in 2014

April 9, 2014

Longtime market analyst Dr. O.A. Cleveland shares his perspective on why global mills will be searching out U.S. cotton in 2014.

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NCC Wraps Up Farm Bill Information Meetings

April 7, 2014

The National Cotton Council recently conducted 49 Farm Bill education sessions to help give growers a better understanding of the new legislation and provide information about decisions they’ll need to make.

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Stoneville’s 2014 Variety Introductions Offer Cutting Edge Technology

March 24, 2014

With the introduction of its new insect trait TwinLink, Stoneville seeds will feature new tools in the battle against cotton’s pests in 2014.

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The Cotton Grower Guide to the 2014 Farm Bill

March 10, 2014

Farm policy experts Dr. Joe Outlaw and Dr. Gary Adams offer a can’t miss primer on what you’ll need to know about the 2014 Farm Bill. Find out what’s best for your farm in the wake of this sprawling piece

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EPA Launches Voluntary Star-Rating Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

October 22, 2014

The EPA has announced a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement and help farmers save money.

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Cotton Industry Applauds USDA Production History Changes

October 21, 2014

The cotton industry commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse weather in recent years.

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New Farm Bill Program Provides Production History Relief to Farmers Impacted by Severe Weather

October 21, 2014

USDA has implemented a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide production history relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.

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Registration Open for Cotton Incorporated Crop Management Seminar

October 21, 2014

Cotton Incorporated will conduct its 2014 Crop Management Seminar on November 12-13 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. And attendees can expect an economic and environmental focus on keeping cotton sustainable.

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Platform Specialty Products to Acquire Arysta LifeScience as Component for New Company

October 21, 2014

Platform Specialty Products has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion.

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Details from Summit on “Wicked” Herbicide Resistance Problem Now Available Online

October 21, 2014

Slides and a webcast of the Weed Science Society of America’s scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds are now available for free online.

Market Analysis

Sleepy Market Hiding Potential Volatility

October 20, 2014

Cotton trading remains locked in a rather wide ten cent trading channel, but actively trading only a four cent band around 63 cents – 61 to 65 cents, that is. In other words, maybe we are being lulled to sleep.

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Keep an Eye on Profitability When Choosing Cotton Varieties

October 17, 2014

Harvest is the right time for growers to spend a little time thinking about variety selection for next season, with an eye on profitability.

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Plexus: Market on Firm Footing Through Harvest

October 17, 2014

December prices should remain on firm footing until the bulk of the U.S. crop has been harvested and the quality is known. But the massive global inventory probably means a sideways-to-lower market going forward.

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USDA Announces Measures to Help Farmers Diversify Weed Control Efforts

October 16, 2014

USDA has announced several new steps to help address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.

International

Jordan Lea Elected ICA President

October 16, 2014

Jordan Lea, chairman of Eastern Trading Company in Greenville, SC, has been elected 2014/15 president of the International Cotton Association.