cotton trust protocol

Cotton Trust Protocol Second Annual Report

Dan Cotton

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has published its second annual report. It details the results for the 2021-22 period, from August 1st, 2021-July 31st, 2022. The farm-level, science-based sustainability program reports significant improvements in the sustainability metrics measured; an increase in membership across the value chain; the completion of nine successful pilots; and its growing international recognition by independent and …

conservation tillage

USDA: Conservation Tillage Increasing

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Soybeans, USDA-ERS, Wheat

The share of acreage for major cash crops—wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton—that are planted using conservation tillage has increased over the past two decades in the United States. USDA’s Economic Research Service reported the data Tuesday. Farmers reported employing conservation tillage on the majority of acres of wheat at 68 percent, 76 percent of corn acres, and 74 percent of …

crop production

The Latest on Cotton, Peanut Harvests

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Peanuts

Both cotton and peanut harvests continues across the Southeast. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey first runs through the latest on cotton harvest progress. And Rippey looks at what the USDA report says about the peanut harvest as of this past Sunday. In Alabama, cotton bolls opening is 98 percent, which compares to 88 percent last year with the 5-year average at 93 percent. Cotton harvested …

cotton industry

Watching the Global Cotton Industry

Dan Cotton

The U.S. cotton industry has been watching what is happening with the cotton crop in India. As Mark Oppold reports, efforts there do have an effect on the global market price.