Phytogen Cottonseed Varieties for Southeast Growers

Dan Cotton

With harvest over in some areas, and wrapping up in others, many are evaluating variety performance this season. Russell Nuti, PhytoGen cotton development specialist, talks about a cottonseed variety that performed particularly well this year in the Southeast. Phytogen Cottonseed Varieties for Southeast Growers


NCC Thanks U.S.T.R. for Support of U.S. Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Ronnie Lee thanked the leadership of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the U.S. negotiating team for their support of U.S. farmers at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference held this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lee, a Georgia cotton producer, said, “We appreciate Ambassador Lighthizer and his team of negotiators from USTR …


Several Factors in Reducing Cotton Yields in Georgia

Dan Cotton, Georgia

When USDA released their December cotton production Tuesday, it showed all cotton was up less than 1 percent from November and up 25 percent from last year. And while cotton production in Georgia is up 6 percent from last year, this month’s forecast was down 4 percent from last month. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director, Richey Seaton, says several things …

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2017 King Cotton Awards Presented to Sawyer and Miller

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

Georgia’s cotton farmers rely heavily on their local University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension agent for many things.  Agents are known for delivering timely and accurate information, which is instrumental for the success of Georgia’s farmers. For the seventeenth year in a row, the Georgia Cotton Commission sponsored the King Cotton Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of county agents to …

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Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Honored

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Cotton Incorporated inducted the 2017 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame. The event took place in St. Petersburg, FL, as part of the joint Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated Board of Directors Meeting. The program, now in its fourth year, recognizes U.S. cotton industry leaders that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general. The three honorees for the 2017 Cotton Research and …

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Cotton Harvest Ahead of Last Year

Dan Cotton

While overall cotton harvest numbers are ahead of last year and close to the 5-year average, harvest here in the Southeast is trailing a bit. Stephanie Ho has the story. Cotton Harvest Ahead of Last Year According to USDA’s weekly crop progress report, 79 percent of the Alabama cotton crop had been harvested as of this past Sunday, November 26, …