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GCC Pleased with 2019 Referendum Vote

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

Every three years, pursuant to law, cotton farmers have the opportunity to vote to continue the assessment ($1/bale) that funds the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) programs of research, promotion, and education.  The 2019 referendum period was February 13th-March 15th.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture recently recorded the votes and the result shows 92.5% of voters favored the continuation. Bart Davis, …


GCC Disappointed by Inaction on Michael Relief

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is disappointed by a lack of response to the aftermath left by Hurricane Michael from our partners in the federal government. Over four months after the storm wreaked havoc to communities in southwest, central, and east Georgia, farms and agribusinesses are left with more questions than answers on federal assistance. GCC Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton …

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Pesticide Training at Georgia Cotton Commission Meeting

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Efforts to cut back on pesticide drift issues in Georgia have been underway through the Using Pesticides Wisely program. According to Richey Seaton, this training session will be one of the presentations during the 12th annual Georgia Cotton Commission Meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop on Jan. 30 in Tifton. To learn more, go to, or call 229-386-3416.

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Georgia FSA/UGA Extension Grower Trainings

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency is partnering with University of Georgia (UGA) Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP changes, and the Market Facilitation Program. Dates, UPDATED times and locations are below: Monday, September 10 Bainbridge 9:00-10:30 a.m. Cloud Livestock Facility 1300 E. …

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Register Now for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Registration for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) annual meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop is underway. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton says the 11th annual event will be held January 31 in Tifton. Register Now for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting Learn more at or register at or by calling 229-386-3416.