Cotton Trust Protocol Signup Starts in June

Dan Cotton

Implementation is underway for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It’s an integrated data collection, measurement and verification procedure that will document U.S. cotton production practices and their environmental impact. Executive Director of the Sustainability Protocol, Ken Burton, explains how the program was formed. The data is intended to benchmark farmers’ gains towards the industry’s goals, and provide the global textile supply …

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2018 U.S. Cotton Production Down from Previous Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

Due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was not able to release the normal crop production reports in January. NASS has put those numbers together now and issued them in a February report. According to Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., cotton production in 2018 was down …

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Slight Increase in U.S. Cotton Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

We told you last month that cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. But according to the December report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. production is now forecast to be a bit higher than what the November report indicated. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington, …

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Lower Cotton Production in the Southeast

Dan Cotton

Cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. According to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), big drops in production will be found in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington D.C., has the numbers. Lower Cotton Production in Southeast

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Agri View: Tough Times for Cotton Producers

Dan Agri View, Cotton, Exports/Imports

Everett Griner talks about the tough times cotton producers have had in today’s Agri View. Everett looks at what needs to change and what is in the future for cotton producers. Tough Times for Cotton Producers Cotton farmers have had some tough times during the last decade. They have made good crops. They haven’t made any money. Industry leaders say …