Agri View: Changing Fabric

Dan Agri View, Cotton

Everett Griner talks about how the cotton fabric is changing and losing ground to synthetics in today’s Agri View.       Image credit: from Rajni Sharma / Fashion and Apparel Cotton Fabric – Used for making uniform, aprons, shirts, trousers, dresses, etc. #CottonFabric

Tropical Storm Nate Causes Crop Quality Coincerns

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather, Wheat

Soggy cotton and waterlogged peanuts have farmers concerned about crop quality in the wake of Tropical Storm Nate, which brought 35 mph winds and torrential rain to parts of Alabama last week. It’s too early to accurately calculate yield loss from the storm, though farmers like Dallas County’s Wendy Yeager say damage was less than anticipated. “I expected it to …

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Southern Region October Crop Production

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

The Southern Region October Crop Production has Corn production in the United States is forecast at 14.3 billion bushels, down 6 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 171.8 bushels per acre. Soybean production is forecast at a record high 4.43 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last year. All cotton …

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Elevating Efficiency Is 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ Goal

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. The BWCC, coordinated by the National Cotton Council (NCC), annually brings together university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants, and industry sales/support personnel. …


Cotton and Peanut Growers Urged to Think Nematodes

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

As cotton and peanut growers work their way through harvest, Bayer Crop Sciences Tech Services Representative Keith Rucker has one issue he hopes you will keep in mind this fall.     Rucker wants growers to know that Velum® Total will provide them with an effective choice for insect and nematode control in cotton and peanuts. This early-season control enhances …


NCC Update on Continuing Resolution

Dan Cotton

Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, has an update concerning the continuing resolution that was put together to get us through the first part of December. Langley said the House and Senate will need to come to some agreement on all 12 of the funding bills, including agriculture, by December 8th when the current …

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Hurricane Impacts on Cotton Crop Better Known Next Month

Taylor Hillman Cotton, Weather

USDA’s September crop production report was released Tuesday, but information for that report was collected well before Hurricane Irma made its way through the Southeast. USDA staff will soon be collecting more data on crops in states impacted by the recent hurricanes, and according to this report from Rod Bain, those updates will be for use in the October crop …