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Georgia Cotton Referendum Deadline Nearing

Dan Cotton

Georgia cotton producers are being urged to vote in a referendum on continuation of the cotton program in the state. Executive Director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, Richey Seaton, wants growers to know the referendum runs until March 15th. Cotton producers are encouraged to cast their votes by March 15th on ballots they should have received in the mail from the …


GCC Disappointed by Inaction on Michael Relief

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is disappointed by a lack of response to the aftermath left by Hurricane Michael from our partners in the federal government. Over four months after the storm wreaked havoc to communities in southwest, central, and east Georgia, farms and agribusinesses are left with more questions than answers on federal assistance. GCC Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton …


Mike Tate to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2019

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Ala., was elected National Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2019. Named during the NCC’s 2019 annual meeting, held in San Antonio, Texas on February 8-10, Tate moves up from NCC vice chairman to succeed Ron Craft, a cotton producer from Plains, Texas. A graduate of the NCC’s Cotton Leadership Program, Tate previously served …


Georgia Conducting Cotton Referendum

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Georgia cotton producers are being urged to vote in a referendum on continuation of the cotton program in the state.  Richey Seaton, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, wants growers to know the referendum runs from Feb. 13 through March 15. Ballots will arrive in the mail from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. If you do not receive a ballot, …


Survey Suggests Increased Cotton Plantings in 2019

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9 percent from 2018, according to the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 38th annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 14.2 million acres, up 2.8 percent from 2018, while extra-long staple intentions of 264,000 acres represent a 6.3 percent increase. The survey results were announced …

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2018 U.S. Cotton Production Down from Previous Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

Due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was not able to release the normal crop production reports in January. NASS has put those numbers together now and issued them in a February report. According to Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., cotton production in 2018 was down …


Various Topics Discussed at Beltwide Cotton Conference

Dan Cotton

The 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences took place earlier this month in New Orleans. Lauren Krogman, manager of marketing and processing technology for the National Cotton Council (NCC) and coordinator of the conferences, explains what was discussed this year. And as a reminder to producers, the 2019 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting will be held February 8-10 in San Antonio, Texas.Preliminary meetings will begin …