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Seed Coat Fragments Discussed During Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Dan Cotton

Seed coat fragments have popped up in various cotton fields across the Southeast, an issue that was discussed during last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences. National Cotton Council (NCC) Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, Jody Campiche, says the problem seems to be specifically related to hurricanes. For more information about the Beltwide Cotton Conferences click here.

U.S. Cotton Production Down 25% in 2020

Clint Thompson Cotton

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its January crop reports today, updating numbers from last year’s crop. Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. says the 2020 U.S. cotton production forecast is down 25% from 2019’s crop. All cotton production is forecast at 15.0 million 480-pound bales, down 6% from the previous forecast, and down 25% from 2019. All …

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Farmers Gain Improved Access to Small Business Support as PPP Reopens

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(NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is pleased that farmers who run their operations as sole proprietors, independent contractors, or otherwise self-employed individuals will have newly expanded access as soon as today to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under changes made in the COVID stimulus package Congress approved last month. Producers who were denied PPP loans or whose …

Market Outlook Discussed During Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Clint Thompson Cotton

The National Cotton Council (NCC) held its virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences last week, which included three days of live-streamed individual reports and panel discussions from the technical sessions along with poster presentations and seminars. During the event, NCC Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, Jody Campiche, provided attendees a cotton market outlook for this year’s crop. To learn …

Seed Coat Fragments: GCC Encourages Producers to go to its Website for More Information

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) encourages producers dealing with seed coat fragments from this year’s crop to go to its website for more information, where Ed Barnes with Cotton Incorporated, talks about the issue and why it is so severe. “Seed coat fragments have popped up in limited capacities across the country every couple of years. We understand several different …

Seed Coat Fragments Another Problem for Alabama Cotton Producers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton

As if cotton prices were not low enough, some producers across the Southeast are being penalized for seed coat fragments. It’s a deduction that costs farmers 4.45 cents per pound, said Steve Brown, Alabama Extension cotton specialist. “It’s a double whammy because you got punished on yields, and now you’re getting punished on fiber quality, too,” Brown said. Brown said …

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Georgia Ag Commissioner Concerned with Seed Coat Fragments in Cotton

Dan Cotton, Georgia, USDA-AMS

It was announced this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is collaborating with the Georgia Department of Agriculture in raising awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the state. In a phone interview with Southeast Agnet’s Randall Weiseman, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black said in …

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Statement Regarding Seed Coat Fragments in Cotton Produced in the Southeast

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-APHIS

(USDA/AMS) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to raise awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the southeast region. Thus far in the 2020 cotton season, the AMS Macon, GA Classing …

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Beltwide Cotton Conferences Underway

Dan Cotton

The National Cotton Council’s (NCC’s) 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences kicked their virtual meeting schedule off today. The Conferences began with the half-day Cotton Consultants Conference. Conferences Manager Lauren Krogman says those wanting to participate in the live-stream event must register. The event, being held through Thursday is designed to bring industry stakeholders together to discuss various issues in the cotton industry. So if you have yet …

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Cotton Byproducts Supplement Cattle Feed

Dan Cattle, Cotton, Industry News Release

(ACES) — With cotton harvest complete, producers now wait for ginning to wrap up, as preparations begin for another year. Livestock owners, on the other hand, are gearing up to purchase cotton byproducts to supplement minerals and feeds throughout the winter months. Alabama Cooperative Extension System beef specialist, Kim Mullenix, said the Southeast is one of the largest cotton producing regions …