Cotton Companion #47 – #Plant19 Progress and Forces Impacting Prices By Beck Barnes | Jim Steadman|May 15, 2019 Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes talk planting conditions from across the Cotton Belt, and Dr. John Robinson drops in to examine the bears and bulls of cotton…and tariffs, too. Advertisement Barnes is Editor/Publisher for Cotton Grower magazine. He joined the publication staff in May 2008. See all author stories here. Jim Steadman is Senior Editor for Cotton Grower magazine. He has spent more than 40 years in agricultural writing and marketing. See all author stories here.