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Cotton and Peanut Harvest Progress

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Harvest continues to move along across the Southeast. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest on the cotton harvest. And Rippey has an update on the peanut harvest. In Alabama, 79 percent of the cotton crop has been harvested, which compares to 69 percent this time last year. 94 percent pf the peanuts have been harvested, which compares to only …

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Another Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its November crop reports. Chris Singh with NASS says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down 4 percent from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 20.8 million 480-pound bales, down 4 percent from the previous forecast but up 13 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of Nov. …

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Cotton and Peanut Harvest Progress

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Harvest has been progressing well in many areas across the Southeast. U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest on the cotton harvest. When it comes to peanuts, Rippey notes with the exception of one state, harvest is moving along ahead of normal. In Alabama, 71 percent of the cotton crop has been harvested, which compares to 64 …

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Lawmakers Working to Complete Funding Package

Dan Cotton, Economy

This week in the Senate, lawmakers have been working to complete a funding package that includes four of the appropriations bills for the new fiscal year. One of those bills funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agricultural programs. National Cotton Council Vice President of Washington Operations, Reece Langley, shares his outlook on this round of the appropriations process.

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Lower Estimate for World Cotton Production

Dan Cotton

In its latest report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lowered its estimate for world cotton production. National Cotton Council (NCC) Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, Dr. Jody Campiche, has a closer look at the report for global cotton production.

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Cotton Crop, Peanut Harvest Progress

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest crop progress and condition report on the U.S. cotton crop. Rippey gives the latest report on the pace of the nation’s peanut harvest. In Alabama, 98 percent of the cotton bolls were open, which compares to 95 percent last year at this time. Sixty-one percent of the cotton crop has been harvested, which compares …

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NCC Applauds EPA Revisions for Pesticide Applications

Dan Cotton, Environment, Industry News Release

(NCC) — The National Cotton Council (NCC) appreciates the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to change some aspects of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) that were finalized under the last administration. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement today regarding the proposal that provides much needed changes to what is called the Application Exclusion Zone, or AEZ. The AEZ is …

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Cotton Crop, Peanut Harvest Progress

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Meteorologist Mark Brusberg has the latest crop report information that shows cotton development and harvest are ahead of schedule in most places. Brusberg also provides the latest report on peanut harvest progress.   In Alabama, 97 percent of the cotton bolls were open, which compares to 93 percent last year at this time. Forty-eight percent …