Cotton Farming

  • Keep It Clean And Pure In 2017 November 1, 2017
    Taylor R. Sills, Georgia Cotton Commission As growers start the harvest season, it is important to remind them to “keep it clean and pure” this year. Over the past few years, the reputation that the American cotton grower has worked hard to earn has been challenged by contamination of the crop by a variety of […]
  • Low Cottonseed Prices Bring New Challenges November 1, 2017
    As the 2017 harvest and ginning season proceeds, many cotton producers and ginners are facing a difficult business climate. What is the overall economic situation? Almost 100 percent of U.S. cotton production is exported as either raw fiber or textiles. As such, our industry is heavily influenced by various global market factors, among them: 1) […]
  • 2018 Seed Variety Guide November 1, 2017
    Yield, Quality And Traits The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2018 includes a host of high-yielding, good quality selections. To help you get started, seed companies from across the Cotton Belt provided information about their headliners on pages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 in the annual Seed Variety Guide published […]
  • Farmers Seek Clarity In Rewrite Of WOTUS Rule November 1, 2017
    COMMENTARY By Kari Fisher California Farm Bureau Federation The ongoing confusion continues over what is a “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) and about which waters can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act, with farmers and ranchers hoping this current administration’s actions will bring much-needed clarity and certainty. On June 27, the U.S. Environmental […]
  • Keep Optimism In The Forefront For 2018 November 1, 2017
    The 2017 cotton season was bittersweet, considering the havoc wreaked on some areas by extreme weather and the bountiful harvest in others where conditions were favorable. Good or bad, the end results are almost in the rearview mirror. Now it’s time to start planning for next year. Oklahoma native Will Rogers once said, “The farmer […]
  • California Cotton Fungal Disease Moves Into Texas November 1, 2017
    Western report Fusarium Race 4 (FOV-4), a serious soil and seedborne cotton fungal disease, has found its way to Texas and threatens upland cotton production with potentially significant yield losses. Cotton breeder Dr. Jim Olvey and others are determined to ensure its impact on U.S. upland cotton will be minimized. With the help of farmers […]
  • Industry News for November 2017 November 1, 2017
    Monsanto Co. And Deltapine Cotton Donate Funds To Assist Texas Farmers And Ranchers To support the recovery efforts of Texas farmers and ranchers affected by the destruction and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Monsanto Co. and Deltapine Cotton recently donated $200,000 to assist with ongoing disaster relief efforts in the region. The funds will be distributed […]