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Condition of Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Across the Cotton Belt, the overall condition of the nation’s crop has continued to slip during the past few weeks. However, the peanut crop has seen a slight improvement. Gary Crawford has the first part of this story. Condition of Cotton and Peanut Crops In Alabama, the cotton crop condition is rated 8 percent poor to very poor, 21 percent …

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ARC-PLC Options for Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released additional details about the 2018 seed cotton program. Jody Campiche, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, provides an update on the assistance USDA is providing to help cotton growers determine the best options for allocating generic base acres covered by both the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) …

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U.S. Cotton Acreage is Up 7 Percent

Abbey Taylor Cotton

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released its 2018 planted acreage reports, and Bianca Pruneda with USDA NASS in Washington D.C. says cotton acreage across the country is up 7 percent from last year.

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USDA to Help Producers Prepare for Addition of Seed Cotton to Two Key Safety Net Programs

Abbey Taylor Cotton, Legislative

Information to Help Farmers and Ranchers Select the Coverage Options That Fit Their Needs WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending acreage history and yield reports to agricultural producers with generic base acres covered by the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. This information will help producers decide the best options for …

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National Cotton Council Urging Producers to Complete Census

Dan Census of Agriculture, Cotton

While the deadline to submit the paper questionnaire for the 2017 Census of Agriculture has passed, those who still need to turn in their information can do so online. Jody Campiche, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, explains why it is important for producers to get this done. NCC Urging Producers to Complete Census For more …

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The Cotton Roller Coaster

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Over the past several months, outside influences on the cotton industry have felt like a roller coaster ride with all of the ups, downs, dramatic twists and lots of bumps along the way. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton explains some of the issues producers have had to deal with. The Cotton Roller Coaster