dairy policies

Possible Changes in Cotton/Dairy Policies Ahead

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson tells Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report that he’s optimistic that the fiscal 2017 government spending package will include changes to the cotton and dairy policies in the new Farm Bill. He says those potential changes would provide more financial assistance to farmers. The Minnesota Democrat says he and other committee members have been talking …


Cotton Incorporated Launches New Consumer Campaign

Leave Comfort to Clothes Cotton Incorporated’s Consumer Marketing Division has announced the launch of a new consumer-directed advertising campaign, Leave Comfort to Clothes. “The ‘Leave Comfort to Clothes’ campaign leverages consumers’ strong connection between cotton and comfort and inspires them to rethink the way they view comfort,” says Jill Orsini, Cotton Incorporated’s Director of Advertising. “The comfort doesn’t come from …

tobacco thrips

New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast Introduces Thrips Infestation Predictor Tool to Help Growers Prevent Seedling Damage

Tobacco thrips populations fluctuate in size from year to year and can cause significant damage to cotton seedlings by slowing growth and making the plant more vulnerable to future environmental stress. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton: An Online Tool for Informed Thrips Management” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts schedule planting …

Reasons for Expected Increase in Cotton Acreage

While U.S. cotton producers have struggled with low cotton prices and high production costs the past three years, the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2017 Annual Planting Intentions survey shows U.S. cotton acreage is expected to be 11.0 million acres this year, almost 10 percent more than last year.