Distinguished Service Award Goes to Rick Byler Kent Fountain, managing partner of Southeastern Gin and Peanut in Surrency, Ga., and a tireless leader in the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA), Southeastern Ginners and National Cotton Council, is the 2016 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He received NCGA’s award here today at its 2017 annual meeting. The Ginner …
Eduardo L. (Eddy) Esteve, a merchant from Dallas, Texas, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2017. He and other CCI officers were elected at CCI’s board meeting during the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2017 Annual Meeting held February 10-12 in Dallas, Texas. CCI is the NCC’s export promotion arm and carries out programs in more than …
Demand Growth, China’s Reserve Auctions and Global Supply Response Hold Keys for the Coming Year National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry. In recent months, cotton prices have maintained a stronger appearance despite: 1) concerns about world demand, 2) Chinese imports below historical levels, 3) …
We learned recently that USDA reported the 2016 cotton crop was larger than had been previously estimated. But as Gary Crawford reports, some wonder if that will that push prices down.
The Georgia Cotton Commission’s annual meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop is coming up this Wednesday, January 25 in Tifton. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton hopes producers will attend.
Cotton growers are now one step closer to complete access to the most innovative weed control technology available. Enlist Duo herbicide has received federal registration for use on Enlist™ cotton, which will allow growers to use an additional mode of action post-emergence.
Cash back available for growers planting PhytoGen® brand varieties with new Residual Rewards PhytoGen continues to redefine the standard. By bringing forward more varieties that provide high yield potential, stability and excellent quality along with new traits, PhytoGen helps growers thrive.
While one analyst sees a cut in overall U.S. planted acres for 2017, Gary Crawford reports there are two crops that could see an increase.
Although world consumption for cotton has expanded for the past five years, demand continues to struggle due to increased competition from lower priced man-made fibers. Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council, says the export market for U.S. cotton continues to be the primary outlet.
The Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop is coming up January 25 in Tifton. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton is encouraging producers to register for the annual event.