“ Cotton Day ” Tour Promotes U.S. Industry Overseas

Cotton Council International (CCI) recently celebrated its first China “Cotton Day” in Beijing, positioning U.S. cotton as the fiber of choice for today’s sustainability-conscious Chinese hospitality industry. Bruce Atherley, Executive Director of Cotton Council International, talks about the “Cotton Day” tour and what it brings to overseas customers of U.S. cotton.

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Controlling Leaf Spot and Stem Rot in Peanuts

Many areas of the peanut belt across the Southeast has seen rainfall the past few days, and as Tyron Spearman reports, it’s a time many need to be looking at the control for both leaf spot and stem rot.     Image Credit: Valdosta State University, Dr. Emily G. Cantonwine, Department of Biology

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Georgia Peanut Commission hosting 2018 calendar photo contest

The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting a photo contest June 7-Oct. 1, 2017, to fill the pages of the 2018 Georgia Peanut Calendar, “Photos from the Field.” Photos will also be selected to be used in various promotional projects by GPC throughout the year. Peanut farmers from across Georgia are encouraged to submit their best high-resolution photo of peanut production …

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NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy and continued improvements in sustainable corn production underscore the versatility and potential of this crop.  …

NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

The Consider Corn Challenge Seeks New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Sustainable Chemicals The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy …

Cotton Research and Promotion Program to be Beneficial to Cotton Producers and Importers

Third Party Review Shows Strong Returns to Program Stakeholders The 1996 Farm Bill requires the Cotton Research & Promotion Program (the Program) conduct an independent, third-party evaluation of the Program’s effectiveness every five years. The most recently executed evaluation reflected very well on the Program’s effectiveness. In summary, the analysis found strong, positive returns to cotton producers and importers as …