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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its September crop reports. Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down slightly from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 21.9 million 480-pound bales, down 3 percent from the previous forecast but up 19 percent from 2018. Based on …

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Latest on Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In the latest crop conditions report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) notes that 43 percent of bolls are open in the nation’s cotton crop, which is ahead of the 5-year average of 37 percent. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says that includes states that were grazed by Hurricane Dorian. But the condition of the nation’s peanut crop is slipping, and …

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UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day Is a Go

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts

Many have been watching Hurricane Dorian as it moves closer to the U.S. mainland, and there were worries as to whether it would affect the 2019 UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for Wednesday in Tifton. According to Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton, the event is a go. To learn more, go to the Georgia Cotton Commission website or the …

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Georgia Cotton Producers Watching Dorian

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Dorian gets closer to the U.S. mainland, it is becoming obvious just how many crops could be affected by the strong storm. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton knows it could cause problems with the cotton crop, and possibly affect the 2019 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for next Wednesday in Tifton.

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Cotton Crop on Par, Peanut Crop Behind

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Looking at the weekly numbers, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says cotton crop development is largely on par with last year’s progress. But when it comes to the peanut crop, Rippey says condition ratings are now below last year’s numbers. In Alabama, 97 percent of the cotton crop is setting bolls, which compares to 95 percent this time last year. 29 …

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Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day Coming Up in Tifton, Georgia

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts

PERRY/TIFTON, GA (GCC) — The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Tifton, Georgia.  The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Georgia Lang Farm at 276 Rigdon Aultman Road in Tifton, Georgia. Field …

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Cotton and Peanut Condition Ratings

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Across the nation, 85 percent of the cotton crop was setting bolls according to the latest crop report. But USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says heat and drought are causing problems for the crop. Rippey says conditions are mostly steady for the nation’s peanut crop. In Alabama, 93 percent of the cotton crop is setting bolls, which compares to 92 percent this …

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Cotton Board Recommends $86 Million Budget and Elects Chairman

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Texas cotton producer Jeff Posey elected Cotton Board chairman and new officers elected During its annual meeting in Durham, North Carolina, the Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2020 budget of $86 million to the Secretary of Agriculture. This is a $4 million increase from the 2019 budget. The 2020 Cotton Incorporated plan and budget remains …

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Cotton Production, Supply, Demand, and Price

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

When USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their August crop reports Monday, it showed cotton production in the U.S. is now forecast at 22.5 million 480-pound bales, up 23 percent from 2018. Planted area this year, at 13.9 million acres, is up 1 percent from the previous estimate but down 1 percent from last year. USDA Chief Economist, Rob Johansson, discusses the …