cotton board

Secretary Perdue Appoints Members and Alternates to Cotton Board

Taylor Hillman General

(Cotton Research and Promotion Program) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 18 members and 18 alternate members to serve on The Cotton Board.  These appointees will serve three-year terms, ending December 31, 2022. Newly appointed members are: Gokul Krishnan, Importer – AR and John Stokes, Importer – MA. Re-appointed members are: Walt Corcoran, Producer – AL; Peter …

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New Pilot Program Promoting Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton

The National Cotton Council (NCC) has initiated a pilot of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It is a program designed to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers farm responsibly and strive for continuous improvement. Executive Director of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Ken Burton, has more details and explains how enrollment can affect market share for U.S. cotton.

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Plant Bugs Put Heavy Pressure on Cotton

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Industry News Release

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (ACES.edu)—The season’s early onset of drought-like conditions has several insects on the move early. Plant bugs and stink bugs are moving from their wild host plants into cotton earlier than farmers usually expect. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Ron Smith said the plant bug situation is not one producers are unfamiliar with, but earlier action will be required to keep …

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Cotton and Peanut Planting Numbers

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

With dry conditions continuing in many areas of the Southeast, both cotton and peanut planting progress continues. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest on the nation’s cotton crop. And Rippey says peanuts are one of the crops ahead of the planting averages.

wiregrass corn

Dry Weather, Dry Forecast Worry Wiregrass Corn Producers

Dan Alabama, Corn, Drought, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

Expectations for higher-than-normal May temperatures have Wiregrass corn producers on edge as the spring growing season shapes up to be a dry one. Brandon Dillard, an Alabama Extension regional agent of agronomic crops, said farmers in the area were ahead of the planting schedule earlier in the season. “This was one of the best looking dryland corn crops I’ve seen …