NCC Testifies During Hearing on Rail Transportation

Clint Thompson Cotton

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing this week that focused on passenger and freight rail in the United States. During the hearing, committee members examined the current state of the passenger and freight rail network, including impacts of COVID-19 and legislative considerations for surface transportation reauthorization. Rail transportation is vitally important to agriculture in the …

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Transplanting Your Homegrown Bell Pepper Plants

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to transplant your homegrown bell pepper plants. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Once your seedlings have produced true leaves it’s time to harden them off. This is the process where plants are acclimated to new environment by slowly introducing them to outdoor weather. Start in the morning and bring them in later and later each day …

Cotton, Peanut Harvests Update

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

We saw good conditions for harvest last week, and across Southeast it helped in getting both the cotton and peanut crops out. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest look at cotton harvest progress. But Rippey says the peanut harvest has been delayed by the recent tropical weather. In Alabama, 92% of the cotton bolls are open, which compares to …

Georgia Cotton Commission Encourages Enrollment in U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Program

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission encourages producers to join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol movement. They’ll have until the end of January to enroll in the program for the 2020 growing season. Ken Burton, Executive Director for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, said enrollment for the 2021 year will start around March or April. “It will enable producers to …

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U.S. Cotton Exports Projected at 14.6 Million Bales This Year

Clint Thompson Cotton, Exports/Imports

U.S. cotton exports are projected to reach 14.6 million bales for the 2020 crop year, according to the latest supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Cotton Council (NCC) Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, Jody Campiche, runs through some of the changes in the newest report. And while the cotton balance sheet for world …