Agri View: Who Invented the Cotton Gin?

Everett Griner talks about who was the real inventor of the cotton gin in today’s Agri View.       One of the largest crops we grow in this country is cotton. It is also one of the most exported crops we grow. How much cotton do you suppose farmers would plant if we didn’t have Eli Whitney’s invention? The …

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Cotton and Peanut Crop Nearly Planted

Planting of the nation’s cotton crop is nearing completion. As of this past Sunday, 92 percent of the crop was in the ground. And according to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, a sizeable percentage of the crop looks good at this time.     In Alabama, 97 percent of the cotton crop has been planted as of this past Sunday, which …

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 …

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Looking at World Cotton Supply/Use Picture

If projections prove true, the new crop of U.S. cotton being planted will be larger than last season and will bring lower prices. USDA World Outlook Board Chairman, Seth Meyer, says world cotton consumption in this next crop year, at almost 116 million bales, will exceed projected production of 113 million bales.

Registration Deadline for Tri-State Agronomic Scout School is Monday

The University of Florida/IFAS along with Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8 at the Jackson County, Florida Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. The event will start with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ends with lunch. But Monday, June 5 is the deadline to register for the event. …

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Perdue Echoes Vilsack on Cottonseed Declaration

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week echoed his predecessor, telling U.S. House lawmakers the Department of Agriculture does not have the authority to declare cottonseed as an oilseed. Perdue carried the same message former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered to lawmakers on the issue, as advised by USDA lawyers. Perdue was asked about the issue during a House Agriculture Appropriations …