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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 …

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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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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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Georgia Cotton Producers Hoping for On-Time Farm Bill

Dan Cotton, Farm Bill, Legislative

More than 150 agricultural organizations recently sent a letter to the Senate and House Agriculture committees asking the farm bill conference committee to pass an on-time, five-year farm bill before the September 30th expiration of the current bill. Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) Richey Seaton says they took part in that letter. Georgia Cotton Producers Hoping for On-Time Farm Bill

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Many Decisions for Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton

There are signups and program decisions that cotton producers need to be making at this time. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton has a reminder of what these include. Many Decisions for Cotton Producers

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The Cotton Roller Coaster

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Over the past several months, outside influences on the cotton industry have felt like a roller coaster ride with all of the ups, downs, dramatic twists and lots of bumps along the way. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton explains some of the issues producers have had to deal with. The Cotton Roller Coaster