cotton production

Lower Cotton Production in the Southeast

Dan Cotton

Cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. According to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), big drops in production will be found in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington D.C., has the numbers. Lower Cotton Production in Southeast


NCC Encouraging Producers to Report Disaster Losses

Dan Cotton, Economy

To better assess the damages and economic losses caused by recent hurricanes, the National Cotton Council (NCC) is encouraging industry members to use a form on its website to provide information for their farming operation or business. Industry members are encouraged to provide information concerning storm damage incurred by either Hurricane Florence or Hurricane Michael, and a brief summary of yield impacts. …


Hurricane Causes Heavy Losses for Panhandle Farmers

Dan Beef, Cattle, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Field Crops, Florida, Livestock, Peanuts

Hurricane Michael will cost Florida farmers an estimated $158 million because of damaged crops, including major damage sustained by cotton farmers, according to a University of Florida study released Friday. Economists with the university’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences projected that nearly 1 million acres of crops such as cotton, nuts and vegetables, along with beef, dairy and other …

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Updated Damage Assessments from Hurricane Michael Released

Dan Corn, Cotton, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

New and updated damage assessments continue to show unprecedented losses for Georgia’s number one industry. “These estimations are a clear indicator of the unfortunate devastation many of our farmers and farm families have had to endure,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “These staggering numbers are tough to read, but Georgia farmers have shown great resilience through this unsettling …


Georgia Cotton Producers Reminded of Contamination Issues

Dan Cotton, Georgia

While the cotton crop in Georgia has been severely affected by Hurricane Michael, producers who do still have crop to harvest are being reminded to watch for contamination issues in the bales. Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) Director of Public Affairs, Taylor Sills, has information on how you can learn more about it. Georgia Cotton Producers Reminded of Contamination Issues

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USDA Announces Pink Bollworm Eradication Significantly Saving Cotton Farmers in Yearly Control Costs

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that U.S. cotton is free — after more than 100 years — of the devastating pink bollworm. This pest has cost U.S. producers tens of millions of dollars in yearly control costs and yield losses. Thanks to rigorous control and regulatory activities carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), state departments …