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Georgia Cotton Commission Preparing for Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton

Each year, research efforts are a big part of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) annual budget. And GCC Executive Director, Richey Seaton, said the goal of producer-funded research is to help cotton producers’ bottom lines. More information about these research efforts will be discussed during the GCC Annual Meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop, January 29, 2020 in Tifton. Seaton said this will …

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Georgia Cotton Commission at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Cotton, General, Georgia

The 42nd edition of the Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia, as various groups and commodity organizations will be on hand to meet with producers, and that includes the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC). GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton hopes cotton producers will be able to attend. Cotton fields at the Sunbelt Ag Expo are a highlight each year, as …

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Producer Meetings This Week in Georgia

Dan Cotton

The University of Georgia (UGA) Extension service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency are hosting producer education meetings throughout the state this week. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton hopes producers will be able to attend. See the locations, dates and times for the remaining meetings below: Oct. 9, 9-10:30 a.m., Weir Center, 307 East Bryan …

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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, …

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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 georgiacottoncommission.org, ugatiftonconference.org or call 229-386-3416.