Cotton Farming

  • Celebrate Cotton Football September 1, 2017
    The sixth annual Celebrate Cotton football game is scheduled for Sept. 16 in Lubbock, Texas. A special promo code is available for those interested in purchasing tickets. Plains Cotton Growers has proudly partnered with Texas Tech Athletics to establish this fun event that puts the High Plains cotton industry on a national stage.
  • Pre-Harvest Decisions September 1, 2017
    ARIZONA As the cotton-growing season winds down and final irrigations have been made, we begin to look at decisions for harvest preparation and harvest aids application. There are two main components of this decision, and each can be influenced by a variety of factors. The two components are timing and material. Both can be influenced […]
  • Cross Hedging Whole Cottonseed September 1, 2017
    By Wesley S. Regmund, John Robinson, David Anderson and John Park Editor’s Note: Although this study is primarily focused on Texas markets, the authors say the same methods can be used nationwide with presumably similar results. Cottonseed is an important joint product of upland cotton production, where roughly 700 pounds of seed on average are […]
  • Preserving Plant Protection Products September 1, 2017
    U.S. cotton and its agribusiness allies are partnering with EPA to address risk and policy-based issues. To ensure continued availability of proven plant protection products, the National Cotton Council closely monitors EPA’s pesticide review process and provides input to the agency. What is the status of EPA’s review  procedures? The safe protection of U.S. agricultural […]
  • Think Outside And Inside The Boll September 1, 2017
    Anticipation is running high as harvest approaches in many areas of the Cotton Belt. Naturally, farmers are thinking “outside the boll” about how their cotton will yield, how it will grade and what type of return on investment they can expect. This month, we are encouraging them to also think “inside the boll” where the […]
  • Agriculture Trumps Calculus September 1, 2017
    Although I was born in the suburbia of our nation’s capital, my parents shouldn’t have been surprised I ended up in agriculture. My dad grew up on a subsistence farm in Pennsylvania, and mom’s grandfather owned the only gin in Leslie, South Carolina. After my parents got engaged, the U.S. Department of Agriculture transferred my […]
  • Preserving Quality, Preventing Overregulation September 1, 2017
    The National Cotton Ginners’ Association is diligently managing multiple issues. Among the most serious is the threat posed by plastic contaminants — a concern addressed by National Cotton Council President/CEO Gary Adams in this magazine’s August issue and one that NCGA President David Blakemore has talked about in various ginner meetings across the Cotton Belt this […]