Cotton Farming

  • BASF fetes top-producing Stoneville cotton growers February 27, 2020
    Cotton producers who grew Stoneville cotton seed were recognized this week for their  harvests at the annual Stoneville Legacy Club celebration held in Destin, Florida. Now in its fourth year, the club honors cotton growers for their high yields and fiber quality.  New this year, growers who farm dryland were given the opportunity to enter […]
  • LSU AgCenter students receive scholarships at LACA conference February 25, 2020
    Four Louisiana State University College of Agriculture students received scholarships during the recent 2020 Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference. The conference, organized by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association, allowed companies to showcase their latest products and services. Experts from the LSU AgCenter and other universities also were on hand to discuss their research projects. […]
  • Spurred by a need to boost acres, Arkansas growers build gin February 21, 2020
    Just four years ago cotton prices bottomed out, Arkansas acreage and production dropped, and only a handful of cotton gins remained open. But in 2019, prices, acreage and production saw a dramatic increase, bringing a need for more ginning capacity. In southeast Arkansas, the Day family joined others there to build a new gin at […]
  • CLRDV will be a factor in 2020 cotton production February 21, 2020
    Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus is now considered part of the environment, according to Alabama Extension specialists and Auburn University researchers. The same disease that was first recognized in 2017, damaged fields near the Gulf Coast in late 2018 and was widely detected throughout the state in 2019 will likely impact cotton crops in 2020. […]
  • Price swings, new disease put strain on SC cotton growers February 17, 2020
    • By Denise Attaway • One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now. During the South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting held in Santee recently, Clemson Extension Economist Nathan Smith told growers that despite stable demand for cotton worldwide, fluctuations in yields, prices and international trade have the potential to […]
  • NCC survey: U.S. producers will plant 13 million acres in 2020 February 15, 2020
    U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.5% from 2019 (based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s February 2020 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 39th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 12.8 million acres, down 5.6% from 2019, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions […]
  • NCC outlook: U.S.-China Phase 1, coronavirus bring uncertainties February 15, 2020
    National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2020 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with significant uncertainty and volatility in the global economy and the world cotton market. On Jan. 15, President Donald Trump signed the Phase 1 trade agreement […]