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With WTO Brazil Settled, Cotton Casts a Wary Eye on Chinese Policy

October 31, 2014

With the conclusion of the WTO Brazil case, the U.S. cotton industry can bring a renewed focus to the challenges ahead, coming from a familiar source.

The Most Profitable Plan to Fight Resistant Weeds
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The Most Profitable Plan to Fight Resistant Weeds

October 23, 2014

For years, growers in Georgia have been waging – and winning – a war on profit robbing pigweed. Now they share what they’ve learned.

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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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Disease Control / Nematodes

Not All Boll Rot Caused by Bacterial Blight

October 31, 2014

Identifying the cause of boll rot in Mississippi this season is not a simple task.

Market Analysis

With WTO Brazil Settled, Cotton Casts a Wary Eye on Chinese Policy

October 31, 2014

With the conclusion of the WTO Brazil case, the U.S. cotton industry can bring a renewed focus to the challenges ahead, coming from a familiar source.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Nematode Research on the Rise

October 30, 2014

Take a peek at the seed company pipelines, and you’ll notice a common theme – nematode control.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Lackluster Week Closes on a High Note

October 27, 2014

An end of week uptick closed the market up 81 points from the previous week. But the longer-term direction is still sideways, with a range of mostly 62 to 67 cents.

Market Analysis

Same Song, Same Tune – Market Sings the Low-to-Mid 60s Blues

October 24, 2014

The same record that has been spinning for weeks is still playing. The 61 to 62 cent price resistance holds firm, attempts to close above 65 cents continue to be thwarted, and the potential for a short covering rally lingers strong in the background.

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Plexus: Market “Boxed In” Between Support and Resistance

October 24, 2014

Volatility dropped this week, as the market is discounting a scenario in which prices are not expected to change significantly over the coming months. Once all harvest is complete and sorted out, we may see renewed pressure on cash prices.

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Hall of Achievement: Honorees of the ’80s

October 23, 2014

Experimentation and innovation in cotton crop management marked the common ground of the Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award recipients of the 1980s.

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USDA Offers Funding for Rural Broadband and Telecommunications

October 23, 2014

USDA is offering $190.5 million in grants and loans to make broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure improvements in rural areas.

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Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show Returns for Third Year

October 23, 2014

Cotton Incorporated will again host Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show – a fashion marathon featuring a different cotton look every minute – in early November.

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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.