National Cotton News

  • Louisiana Strong February 1, 2019
    Layers Of Support Contribute To Success • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Thomas “Tap” Parker says he always loved everything about farming but did not step into a large, multi-generational operation. His mother and father, Marie “Tweet” and Bill, owned 300 acres of farmland near Lake Providence, Louisiana, along with a small gas station and fuel […]
  • Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program February 1, 2019
    High Yield Winners • By Carroll Smith, Editor •  Since 2008, farmers across the Cotton Belt have been invited to participate in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program. The goal is for them to evaluate variety candidates on large-acre plots under their own management systems and field conditions. The NPE producers determine how to best grow […]
  • K-State Researchers Stress Good Stewardship When Using Dicamba February 1, 2019
    Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans. The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the past two years. Their work comes on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently […]
  • Cotton Board Producer Tour Program Continues To Flourish February 1, 2019
    • By Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board Director of Communications • The Cotton Board Producer Tour Program has given thousands of cotton producers the opportunity to see their Cotton Research and Promotion Program checkoff dollars at work inside Cotton Incorporated’s World Headquarters and Research Facility in Cary, North Carolina. This unique program allows attendees to spend […]
  • Showtime! February 1, 2019
    • By Carroll Smith, Editor • It’s time to pack up and head to one of the largest indoor farm shows in the Southern region. The 67th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is scheduled For March 1-2 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Visitors are invited to attend the Southern Cotton Ginners Association […]
  • Industry News For February 2019 February 1, 2019
    2019 Cotton Specialist Of The Year Hails From Tennessee During the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Tyson Raper was named the 2019 Cotton Specialist of the Year. Raper is the small grains specialist for the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Service. The award, sponsored by BASF, was presented to Raper at […]
  • Field To Closet™ Driving Demand For High-Quality, U.S. Upland Cotton February 1, 2019
    • SPONSORED CONTENT • My Strong Cotton | SPECIAL REPORT Deltapine®, through a partnership with Jernigan Global, has created an initiative called Field to Closet to help create awareness and drive demand for premium, U.S.-grown upland cotton fibers in the end-user market. Following is Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith’s special report on this effort. Click play […]