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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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On Farm Irrigation Scheduling in Georgia

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Water

New “Focus on Cotton” Webcast Approximately 90% of growers in the southeastern United States irrigate crops when they observe visible stress, but by this point, the crops have already lost yield. Yield and quality can be maintained and sometimes increased with irrigation scheduling. Wesley M. Porter, assistant professor and extension precision ag and irrigation specialist in the Crop and Soil …

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Cotton Board Publishes 2017 Annual Report

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Cotton Board 2017 Annual Report is now available online. To download the report, visit: http://www.cottonboard.org/about/annual-report/. The report offers a letter from Louisiana cotton producer, George LaCour Jr., who served as Cotton Board’s 2017 chairman. In LaCour’s letter he says, “The leadership of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated used the several years of declining revenue to sharpen our strategic planning, …

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Cotton Board Recommends $82 Million Budget for Cotton Incorporated

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

New Cotton Board Chairman and Officers Elected During its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2019 budget of $82 million to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Cotton Board elected Peter McGrath, an importer, as chairman of the board, and an entire slate of new officers for the 2018-2019 program …

Cotton Board Holds Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Recommends Cotton Incorporated Budget of $74 Million New Cotton Board Chairman and Officers Elected During its Annual Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2018 budget of $74 million to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Cotton Board also elected Louisiana cotton producer George LaCour, Jr. as Chairman of the Board …

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Webcast Outlines Proper Cleaning Procedures for Sprayer Systems

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Inadequate or improper cleaning of sprayer systems can often cause contamination issues and costly damage to plant foliage. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Tank Cleaning” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts properly remove all unwanted residue from equipment and prevent the unintentional introduction of herbicides to sensitive or non-labeled cotton crops. This 29-minute talk by Fred …

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Cotton Board Hires New Regional Communication Managers

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Cotton Board has hired two new Regional Communication Managers (RCMs). Christi Chadwell will serve as the Southwest RCM, with a territory including central and south Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Shelley Heinrich will serve as the Southern Plains RCM, covering North Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The new RCMs will train under the current Southwest RCM, Bob Stanley, who …

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Ragweed Management Webcast Available

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Improve Ragweed Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast Excessive reliance on glyphosate to control ragweed has allowed resistant varieties to flourish in cotton production systems. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Herbicide-resistant Common Ragweed Management in Cotton” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts diversify management practices and herbicide applications to better control ragweed populations. This 27-minute …

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

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

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 …