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Cotton Harvests Near Completion in Georgia

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team encourage growers to go ahead and pick what crop remains in the field. Camp Hand, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, estimates Georgia producers are approximately 80% to 90% done harvesting this year’s crop. Only a small portion remain.                                           “A lot of this late stuff, last …

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Cotton Harvests About 75% Done in Georgia

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson Cotton harvests are about 70% to 75% complete in Georgia. The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team are providing guidance for growers managing the remaining crop. Camp Hand, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, discussed what he’s hearing from county Extension agents. “One thing I’m hearing from some county agents about, they’re trying to …

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GCC Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 25, 2023

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson It is never too early to start planning for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s annual meeting, slated for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), discussed what growers can expect from next year’s meeting. “We’ve got a great …

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GCC, UGA Cotton Team: Keep an Eye on Crop

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia (UGA) Cotton Team encourage growers to keep an eye on their crop amid the current harvest season. Producers should especially be mindful of their cotton following last week’s colder temperatures. Camp Hand, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, discusses the importance of farmers watching their crop at this point in …

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Georgia Cotton Commission: Driver Safety Important Amid Harvest Time

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byh Clint Thompson Cotton harvests are well underway across Georgia. Growers and farm workers are transporting harvesters to fields across the state. Driver safety is of the utmost importance. The Georgia Cotton Commission reminds drivers to be safe on the roads as producers, traveling at reduced speeds, transport harvesting equipment from one field to the next. “We just ask that …

Georgia Cotton Commission Invites Growers to Visit at Sunbelt Expo

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Sunbelt Ag Expo is a week away for those interested in attending the event, scheduled for Oct. 18-20, in Moultrie, Georgia. Various crop organizations will be in attendance, including the Georgia Cotton Commission. Executive director Taylor Sills invites producers to stop by and say hello during any one of the three days. “The Sunbelt Ag Expo …

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GCC Reminds Producers About Cleanup Following Hurricane Ian

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds producers the cleanup steps they need to implement following any damage from Hurricane Ian this week. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discussed the importance of growers being in contact with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. “Cotton is particularly vulnerable to these tropical systems that have become more …

GCC Applauds Grant for Cotton Trust Protocol

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) continues to tout the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol as a sustainable initiative that all producers should join. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discusses the latest news highlighting the Protocol’s value, this time with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “As you will remember a while back, the USDA and Secretary …

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Coley, Meeks Reappointed to GCC Board

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) vice chairman Matt Coley and director Steven Meeks were recently reappointed to serve three-year terms on the GCC’s board of directors. The Commodity Commission Ex-Officio Committee met in late July to make appointments to the commission’s board of directors. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discussed these appointments and encouraged those interested …

Timeliness Key to Successful Cotton Season

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Cotton Team remind producers to be timely with defoliation and harvest for this year’s crop. UGA Extension cotton agronomist Camp Hand discusses the state of the cotton crop and what growers should be considering amid the peak of storm season. “I would say that the crop is early. …