While damage to the Georgia cotton crop by Hurricane Irma has topped the news the past couple of weeks, efforts are still underway to help producers deal with the ongoing financial stress. A group representing the cotton industry was in Washington, D.C. recently, and Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton explains what was discussed and who they talked with.
Many in agriculture have concerns with the Trump administration’s budget proposal for the fiscal year 2018, noting it includes major cuts to programs which would affect many producers. One of those concerned is Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton.
Efforts continue to help producers with a cottonseed designation. According to the National Cotton Council (NCC), in recent testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Ga. said, “cotton must be brought back into the farm law’s Title I commodity policy as it is the only program crop …
The 2017 Annual Planting Intentions Survey from the National Cotton Council estimates U.S. cotton acres will expand nearly 10 percent this year, projecting 11.0 million acres of cotton will be planted. But according to Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton, the survey shows fewer acres are expected in Georgia.
A big crowd was on hand for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 10th Annual Meeting and UGA (University of Georgia) Cotton Production Workshop today in Tifton. Georgia cotton grower Lee Cromley from Bulloch County, who also serves on the Georgia Cotton Commission, was pleased with the various presentations he heard, especially from the various UGA researchers.
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.
The Georgia Cotton Commission’s annual meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop will be held January 25 in Tifton. GCC Executive Director, Richey Seaton, is pleased with the speakers they have coming this year… Download Speakers Announced for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting From: The Georgia Cotton Commission Speakers Announced: Georgia Cotton Commission 10th Annual Meeting Jan. 25, 2017
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