While 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 »
In 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 »
While 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.
Bayer 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.
In 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 »
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.
The 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.
Commodity Classic kicks off in San Antonio Texas on Thursday
Commodity 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.
Harold Browning, chief operations officer at the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), provides an overview of activities at the recent International Research Conference on HLB held in Orlando. The conference was hosted by Florida Citrus Mutual, with much assistance from CRDF. “There were nearly 500 participants from 24 countries” including for the first time […]
A new tarping regulation for citrus loads was put on hold by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Ag leaders say the industry should still make plans to comply, since the rules will soon be enforced. An enforcement date has not been announced, but could come as soon as April 1. The new […]