Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman on Disaster Assistance

Dan Cotton, Economy, Georgia

Last Friday, a round-table discussion concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid was held in Doerun, Georgia, as a large group of folks were on hand to hear what U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had to say about those topics. It has been eight months since Hurricane Michael affected many across the Southeast. Colquitt County farmer Bart Davis, who is …


Georgia Cotton Commission Concerned with China Trade Dispute

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports, Trade

While it seems U.S. trade talks with China are a ways from wrapping up, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been trying to assure producers that when an agreement is finally reached, it will be good for farmers’ pocketbooks. When finalized, Perdue said China will be purchasing even more farm goods than it had before the trade dispute began. But Georgia …


Georgia Cotton Producers Reminded of Contamination Issues

Dan Cotton, Georgia

While the cotton crop in Georgia has been severely affected by Hurricane Michael, producers who do still have crop to harvest are being reminded to watch for contamination issues in the bales. Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) Director of Public Affairs, Taylor Sills, has information on how you can learn more about it. Georgia Cotton Producers Reminded of Contamination Issues

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Georgia Cotton Crop Severely Damaged by Michael

Dan Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) has been at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo this week talking with folks about the cotton industry in Georgia. One of the major topics of discussion has been how producers are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the efforts underway to help …


Hurricane Michael Will Affect Georgia Cotton Fields

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Michael continues to make its presence known across the Southeast, it obviously will affect many acres of cotton nearing harvest. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, as of this past Sunday, 88% of cotton bolls were open in Georgia, while only 12% of the crop had been harvested. And Georgia Cotton …