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Georgia Cotton Crop Severely Damaged by Michael

Dan Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) has been setup this week at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo talking with folks about the cotton industry in Georgia. But one of the major questions they get is 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 …

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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 …

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On Farm Irrigation Scheduling in Georgia

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Water

New “Focus on Cotton” Webcast Approximately 90% of growers in the southeastern United States irrigate crops when they observe visible stress, but by this point, the crops have already lost yield. Yield and quality can be maintained and sometimes increased with irrigation scheduling. Wesley M. Porter, assistant professor and extension precision ag and irrigation specialist in the Crop and Soil …

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Georgia Cotton Producer on Research Efforts

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Many cotton and peanut producers recently attended the annual University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day in Tifton. Members of the UGA Cotton and Peanut Teams discussed various research efforts. One of those attending was Bulloch County farmer, Lee Crumley, who serves on the Georgia Cotton Commission. He talks about the research efforts underway that the Commission helps …

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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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Georgia Producers Invited to Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts

The 2018 University of Georgia Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Experiment Station in Tifton. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says this is a great place for producers to learn about research efforts funded by their checkoff dollars. Georgia Producers Invited to Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day

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Cotton Industry Reaches Out to Farm Bill Conferees

Dan Cotton, Farm Bill, Legislative

Earlier this week, the Georgia Cotton Commission, and 66 other cotton industry organizations from across the many segments of the industry and representing individuals from every corner of the nation, sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees along with the Farm Bill conferees thanking the respective leaders for their work so …