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Georgia Cotton Commission Hoping to See Cottonseed Designation

Georgia Cotton CommissionWhile efforts are already underway to hopefully get cotton back into Title 1 in the 2018 farm bill, many know cotton producers need help before that can even happen. That’s why Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says work continues through the cottonseed initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 10, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 10th, we talk about avian influenza, family farms, have a peanut contract price update, exports of cotton, beef and pork, Read the rest of this entry »

Cotton Exports Are Exploding

Ripe cotton bolls on branchU.S. exports of almost all agricultural products are higher than a year ago, but one product is enjoying a virtual explosion of export sales. Gary Crawford has the story.


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NCC Focused on Issues Facing Cotton Growers

Trade Agreement secretary agriculture cotton councilWhile farm bill discussions are already taking place at all levels, there are still issues that need to be discussed before a new bill can be put together. Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, Reece Langley, looks at the main priorities they are working on for growers right now.


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Nematode Control for Cotton Growers with COPeO Prime

bayerBayer CropScience invites Southeast cotton growers to learn more about COPeO Prime, a new seed treatment for cotton that contributes to higher yields under nematode pressure. COPeO Prime provides added protection to both susceptible and nematode-tolerant seed varieties, making it a good fit for any nematode management program.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 3, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 3, we talk about the reasons for the expected increase in cotton acres this year, have information about RCRA, have a peanut price update, talk about birds spreading weeds, Read the rest of this entry »

Cotton Market May Not Change Much in the Next Decade

Cotton in field on farm in Alabama.Unless there are big changes in weather, global cotton demand or the U.S. cotton safety net program, this report from Gary Crawford says you shouldn’t expect much change in the U.S. cotton market over the next ten years.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Helping to Answer Questions

Georgia Cotton CommissionThe Georgia Cotton Commission works closely with the National Cotton Council on issues of interest in Washington D.C. And cotton grower Lee Cromley from Bulloch County, who also serves on the Cotton Commission, invites growers who have questions about issues in the cotton industry, to contact them.


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Commodity Classic Kicks off Thursday

Commodity Classic kicks off in San Antonio Texas on Thursday

Commodity Classic Kicks offCommodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, officially kicks off Thursday in San Antonio, Texas. While a few board meetings will take place today, the bulk of the events kick off tomorrow and run through Saturday.

According to their website, it doesn’t matter what crop you raise, at Commodity Classic you’re certain to raise your expectations for your farm.

You’ll be able to find the answers, ideas, innovation, technology, equipment and expertise that can make a powerful difference on your farm. More information about Commodity Classic can be found on their website.

Reasons for Expected Increase in Cotton Acreage

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While U.S. cotton producers have struggled with low cotton prices and high production costs the past three years, the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2017 Annual Planting Intentions survey shows U.S. cotton acreage is expected to be 11.0 million acres this year, almost 10 percent more than last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey Indicates Slight Decrease in Georgia Cotton Acres

Georgia Cotton CommissionThe 2017 Annual Planting Intentions Survey from the National Cotton Council estimates U.S. cotton acres will expand nearly 10 percent this year, projecting 11.0 million acres of cotton will be planted. But according to Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton, the survey shows fewer acres are expected in Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

Lawmakers and Experts Explore How Best to Support Cotton Farmers

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Most cotton farmers have not latched on to the STAX support program, but what is the alternative? Gary Crawford has more. Read the rest of this entry »

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