GCC: USDA Plantings Report Comparable to National Cotton Council’s Projections

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report estimates Georgia cotton acreage at around 1.2 million acres for the upcoming season. It would be comparable to what the National Cotton Council projected earlier this year, says Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC). “Earlier this year, the National Cotton Council projected Georgia to plant around 1.1 million …

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Cotton Trust Protocol: GCC Encourages Producer Participation

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) continues to encourage state producers to enroll in the Cotton Trust Protocol. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was established by growers through the National Cotton Council to promote sustainability efforts of the American cotton producer. Just recently, the National Cotton Council announced that U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol had passed a milestone of welcoming more than …

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QLA Deadline Extended: GCC Encourages Participation in Program

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to extend the deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) program provides Georgia cotton producers another month to apply. Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), encourages farmers to take advantage of this opportunity since the deadline is now April 9. “Last week the United States Department of Agriculture announced that …

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GCC Encourages Participation in Various Leadership Roles

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

Leadership is important for the cotton industry. Georgia is fortunate to have several key cotton voices hail from the Peach State and serve in significant capacities, says Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC). “We’re the second biggest cotton-growing state. We have about 3,500 family farmers that grow cotton in Georgia. We are fortunate to have an …

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Important Dates: GCC Reminds Producers of Upcoming Deadlines

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds producers of several deadlines for programs that are coming up in March, says executive director Taylor Sills. “Right now the deadline for the QLA, Quality Loss Adjustment program for the 2018 and 2019 crops is set for March 5,” Sills said. “We also want to remind people that their program election for ARC and …

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GCC Helping Those in Need

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is helping those in need this holiday season. Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, said the organization is giving out socks to homeless resource centers across the state. The second annual sock drive started last Thursday. “This is the second year of our sock donation program. Last year we donated 12,000 pairs …

Price and McAllister Presented 2020 King Cotton Awards

Clint Thompson Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service agents are an important resource for Georgia cotton farmers. Agents are known for delivering timely and accurate information, which is instrumental for the success of Georgia’s farmers. They also perform community specific research, education and outreach programs designed to help farmers maximize yields and efficiency. The Georgia Cotton Commission sponsored the King Cotton Awards to recognize …

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GCC Executive Director Reminds Growers They Are Members of Two National Organizations

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds its growers that they are members of the Southern Cotton Growers and National Cotton Council of America. Executive Director Taylor Sills encourages producers to keep up with the communication efforts of both organizations as they tout U.S. cotton. “I just want to remind all of our cotton producers here in the state of Georgia …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Encourages Participation in Upcoming Protocol Webinar

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) encourages producers to attend an upcoming virtual webinar that will highlight the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol initiative. GCC Executive Director Taylor Sills provides further details about the event. “The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, as we’ve discussed many times before, is a grower-led initiative to prove the sustainability of American cotton producers especially compared to some …

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GCC Pleased with EPA Decision

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson Count the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) as one of the many agricultural organizations encouraged by and pleased with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision regarding the future use of three dicamba products. According to the Environmental Protection Agency press release, the EPA approved new registrations for two “over-the-top” (OTT) dicamba products—XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology and Engenia Herbicide—and extended …