Cotton Farming

  • First bale auction raises $10,000 for Texas Rio Grande Valley students December 1, 2020
    • By Jennifer Dorsett • The Harlingen (Texas) Cotton Committee recently auctioned the first cotton bale of 2020 to benefit area students pursuing a degree in higher education. In previous years, the Harlingen Cotton Committee and the Algodón Club collaborated to celebrate cotton and its importance to the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. The committee hosts […]
  • Sustainability Conference Debuts December 1, 2020
    • By Carroll Smith, Editor • The National Cotton Council will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences virtually Jan. 5-7, 2021, (Tuesday-Thursday) due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19’s spread. Beltwide, coordinated by the NCC, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agencies, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel. The goal […]
  • Wet Conditions Delayed Harvest In Virginia December 1, 2020
    Remaining peanut crop fared better than cotton. Virginia’s cotton and peanut harvests are lagging due to a series of disruptive weather events, and the threat of additional rain could further dampen farmers’ efforts. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service Nov. 9 crop report, Virginia’s cotton and peanut harvests are just 35% and 65% complete, respectively. […]
  • The Circle Of Life December 1, 2020
    The beginning of 2020 brought an end to a century of farm ownership when we sold the family farm in Eric, Oklahoma. All of the grandchildren — including me — are mostly removed from the area, and the time was right. A neighbor whose farm adjoined ours bought the property after having leased it through […]
  • ‘Owning Your Piece of Texas’ Earns National Recognition December 1, 2020
    • By Kay Ledbetter • The Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center named the “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Landowner Legal Education Project” conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a Project of Excellence. The Southern Center was established at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in 2009 and serves several states […]
  • California Governor Signs Family Leave Bill December 1, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 1383 (D-Jackson), which expands employee job-protected leave. Under current law, employers with more than 50 employees are subject to the California Family Rights Act and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. CFRA and FMLA time off can be taken in increments as small as one hour and […]
  • Industry News For December 2020 December 1, 2020
    LSU AgCenter names interim specialist Plant pathologist Paul “Trey” Price, an assistant professor based at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, Louisiana, is serving as the LSU AgCenter’s interim cotton, corn and grain sorghum specialist. Price says he often finds inspiration during his farm visits. “It’s really good fuel for imagination and research ideas […]