georgia cotton commission

GCC Approves Research Funding

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) recently approved $745,094 in research for the 2022 crop year and an additional $42,050 for the 2021 crop year. “We had our board meeting on March 31 where we went through our research proposals. It’s about shy of a $50,000 increase for 2021 to 2022. We also put in some additional money for 2021,” says …

peanut farmers

UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist: Don’t Be in a Rush to Put Peanuts in the Ground

Clint Thompson Georgia, Peanuts

Peanut planting will begin soon in Georgia. University of Georgia (UGA) Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort hopes not too soon, however, considering the cool nights still being experienced throughout the state. “The biggest thing is conditions. I know everybody’s chomping at the bit right now to start planting, and we’ve got at least one more week where we’re dropping down …


Best Starter Veggies for the Beginner Home Gardener

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

The best starter veggies for the beginner home gardener. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’ve never gardened before, but want to give it a try this year, a great place to start is by choosing the appropriate veggies and fruits to grow that match your abilities. This means taking stock of your outdoor, or indoor, space, the …

weekly livestock market report

Livestock Market Report Week Ending 4-19-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended April 16, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ending on April 16, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 13,300 head compared to 11,071 last week …

Georgia Grown Cotton Medical Scrubs

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

By Ashley Robinson Georgia grown cotton is being used to create 100% cotton medical scrubs crafted entirely in the United States. The initiative, spearheaded by Field to Closet Cotton Therapeutics, is making the concept of American grown, 100% cotton scrubs, a reality. The long-term vision for this initiative is to support the U.S. cotton farmer, increase domestic demand for cotton …


Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett: Sparked the Creation of a Conservation Agency

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Today’s farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners are better prepared to maintain healthy and resilient soil due to the tireless efforts of Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett, the Soil Conservation Service’s (SCS) first Chief and the Father of Soil Conservation, born 140 years ago on April 15, 1881. A maverick and visionary, Bennett knew that productive soils would help farmers, ranchers …

hurricane season

More Storms in ‘Average’ Hurricane Season

Dan Citrus, Weather

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will issue its initial seasonal outlook for the 2021 hurricane season in late May. The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. Beginning with this year’s hurricane season outlooks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record. The updated averages for …


Enrollment Open for Growers to U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

Dan Cotton

Enrollment is open for cotton growers to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol for the 2021 cotton crop. Existing members will also need to re-enroll their operations. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton amid greater demand for transparency. Ted Schneider, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol board member, and a Louisiana cotton producer says enrollment …

drought monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor: Tale of Two Regions

Dan Drought, Environment, Weather

The Western U.S., in the latest Drought Monitor released Thursday, shows much of the region in drought categories, with several areas classified in extreme or exceptional drought, the two most severe categories. Comparatively, the Eastern U.S. is mostly drought-free from the Eastern seaboard to the Central Plains. Drawing a line from the eastern border of Texas to the North is …