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Florida Cotton Growers to Hold Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton, Florida Cotton Growers Association (FCGA)

On Friday, February 23rd, the Florida Cotton Growers Association (FCGA).will hold their 3rd annual meeting at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna. James Marshall, FCGA President from Baker, FL will kick things off at 10 am CST Speakers for the event will discuss various issues including the Florida EPA depredation and where we are with FWC, the Florida Cotton Marketing Order update and what …

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Florida Producers Invited to Attend Peanut, Cotton Meetings

Dan Cotton, Florida, Florida Peanut Federation, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Peanuts

There are a variety of meetings coming up that Florida peanut and cotton producers are invited to take part in. The first is coming up Thursday, February 22nd, as the Florida Peanut Federation (FPF) will hold a preseason meeting at the Hamilton County Extension Office in Jasper. It starts at 5:00pm EST, as various speakers will discuss varieties, diseases, economics, trials, and …

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Back to the Basics: UGA Extension Reminds Cotton Growers About Importance of Soil Fertility

Dan Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Soil, Soil, soil fertility

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia Cotton Team encourage growers to get back to the basics with regards to soil fertility. Glen Harris, UGA Extension soil specialist, discussed that topic with AgNet Media’s Randall Weiseman during the recent GCC annual meeting in Tifton, Georgia. “There are a lot of new things we’re looking at; biologicals, …

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NCC Expresses Disappointment with Dicamba Ruling

Dan Cotton, National Cotton Council (NCC), Pest/Pest Control

The NCC is extremely disappointed in a ruling by the Arizona Federal court that vacates the label for over-the-top use of dicamba products for the 2024 crop. (NCC/MEMPHIS, TN/February 7, 2024) – The National Cotton Council (NCC) is extremely disappointed in a ruling by the Arizona Federal court that vacates the label for over-the-top use of dicamba products for the …

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Speakers Announced for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting

Dan Agri-Business, Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

The Georgia Cotton Commission has announced the guest speakers at the commission’s 2024 annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Center. The program speakers are Micah Brown, staff attorney, National Agricultural Law Center; Bruce Atherley, executive director, Cotton Council International; and Jim Davis, CEO, Southern Cotton Growers. The GCC annual meeting …

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USDA December Cotton Crop Report

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, USDA-NASS

All cotton production is forecast at 12.8 million 480-pound bales, down 2 percent from the previous forecast and down 12 percent from 2022. Based on conditions as of December 1, yields are expected to average 765 pounds per harvested acre, down 18 pounds from the previous forecast and down 185 pounds from 2022. All cotton area harvested is forecast at 8.02 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 10 percent from 2022. …