Agri View: Changing Fabric

Dan Agri View, Cotton

Everett Griner talks about how the cotton fabric is changing and losing ground to synthetics in today’s Agri View.       Image credit: from Rajni Sharma / Fashion and Apparel Cotton Fabric – Used for making uniform, aprons, shirts, trousers, dresses, etc. #CottonFabric

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Georgia Grown and Sewn T-Shirts Now Available

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

The Georgia Cotton Commission, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Grown, unveiled a new line of Georgia Grown T-Shirts grown and sewn locally in Georgia during the 40th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. “The Georgia Cotton Commission is proud to work with Commissioner Black (Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black) to showcase the quality cotton …

Tropical Storm Nate Causes Crop Quality Coincerns

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather, Wheat

Soggy cotton and waterlogged peanuts have farmers concerned about crop quality in the wake of Tropical Storm Nate, which brought 35 mph winds and torrential rain to parts of Alabama last week. It’s too early to accurately calculate yield loss from the storm, though farmers like Dallas County’s Wendy Yeager say damage was less than anticipated. “I expected it to …

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Southern Region October Crop Production

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

The Southern Region October Crop Production has Corn production in the United States is forecast at 14.3 billion bushels, down 6 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 171.8 bushels per acre. Soybean production is forecast at a record high 4.43 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last year. All cotton …

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Elevating Efficiency Is 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ Goal

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. The BWCC, coordinated by the National Cotton Council (NCC), annually brings together university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants, and industry sales/support personnel. …


Sills Joins Georgia Cotton Commission

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce that Taylor Sills had joined the commission staff as Director of Public Affairs.  Sills previously worked as the Young Farmer Coordinator at Georgia Farm Bureau.  In this role, Sills coordinated activities to support, promote, and encourage Young Farmers within Georgia Farm Bureau.  He also served GFB as a Marketing Specialist in the …


Efforts Continue to Help Georgia Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton, Georgia

While damage to the Georgia cotton crop by Hurricane Irma has topped the news the past couple of weeks, efforts are still underway to help producers deal with the ongoing financial stress. A group representing the cotton industry was in Washington, D.C. recently, and Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton explains what was discussed and who they talked with.