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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 …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Welcomes Dicamba Announcement

Dan Cotton, Environment, Field Crops, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Industry News Release, Soybeans

(GCC) — On October 27th, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler met with farmers and industry stakeholders at Cromley Farms, a sixth-generation family farm in Brooklet, to announce new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and an extended registration for an additional dicamba product.  The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is pleased with this announcement.  The GCC …

Georgia Cotton Commission Encourages Enrollment in U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Program

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission encourages producers to join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol movement. They’ll have until the end of January to enroll in the program for the 2020 growing season. Ken Burton, Executive Director for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, said enrollment for the 2021 year will start around March or April. “It will enable producers to …

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Field Day Videos Available for Viewing on Commission Websites

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Peanuts

Georgia cotton growers and peanut producers who were not able to watch the virtual field day on Sept. 9 can view the video presentations on both the Georgia Cotton Commission website and the Georgia Peanut Commission website. The field day was held in collaboration by the Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension. Specialists from …

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Registration Ongoing for UGA Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Peanuts

By Clint Thompson Registration is ongoing for the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, scheduled virtually for Sept. 9. Those interested in learning more about two high value row crops can also register on the Georgia Cotton Commission website and the Georgia Peanut Commission website.  The field day will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. …

Annual Field Day Provides Growers Chance to See Research in Action

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Peanuts

The annual University of Georgia (UGA) Cotton and Peanut Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 9. While it will be a virtual event this year, the Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) encourage growers to attend and learn about the latest research regarding both row crops. Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee chairman, believes field days are an …