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Truterra, Greenpoint Ag, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Cotton Inc. Team Up with Ag Tech

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Technology

Pilot program to work with growers across an initial 50,000 acres of U.S. cotton to measure, track and verify sustainability, meet growing demand for more sustainable cotton by consumer brands (Cotton Board) – Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business at Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, has announced a new collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, a not-for-profit research and …

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Cotton Board Appointments Announced by USDA

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

(CB) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the appointment of 13 members, 13 alternate members, and one advisor to serve on The Cotton Board.  These appointees will serve three-year terms, ending December 31, 2023. Newly appointed members are: Ben B. Guthrie, Producer – LA; and Thomas Hayes III, Producer – MS. Newly appointed alternate members are: Matthew Cauzza, …

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Secretary Perdue Appoints Members and Alternates to Cotton Board

Taylor Hillman General

(Cotton Research and Promotion Program) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 18 members and 18 alternate members to serve on The Cotton Board.  These appointees will serve three-year terms, ending December 31, 2022. Newly appointed members are: Gokul Krishnan, Importer – AR and John Stokes, Importer – MA. Re-appointed members are: Walt Corcoran, Producer – AL; Peter …

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Cotton Board Recommends $86 Million Budget and Elects Chairman

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Texas cotton producer Jeff Posey elected Cotton Board chairman and new officers elected During its annual meeting in Durham, North Carolina, the Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2020 budget of $86 million to the Secretary of Agriculture. This is a $4 million increase from the 2019 budget. The 2020 Cotton Incorporated plan and budget remains …

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On Farm Irrigation Scheduling in Georgia

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Water

New “Focus on Cotton” Webcast Approximately 90% of growers in the southeastern United States irrigate crops when they observe visible stress, but by this point, the crops have already lost yield. Yield and quality can be maintained and sometimes increased with irrigation scheduling. Wesley M. Porter, assistant professor and extension precision ag and irrigation specialist in the Crop and Soil …

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Cotton Board Publishes 2017 Annual Report

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Cotton Board 2017 Annual Report is now available online. To download the report, visit: http://www.cottonboard.org/about/annual-report/. The report offers a letter from Louisiana cotton producer, George LaCour Jr., who served as Cotton Board’s 2017 chairman. In LaCour’s letter he says, “The leadership of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated used the several years of declining revenue to sharpen our strategic planning, …

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Cotton Board Recommends $82 Million Budget for Cotton Incorporated

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

New Cotton Board Chairman and Officers Elected During its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2019 budget of $82 million to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Cotton Board elected Peter McGrath, an importer, as chairman of the board, and an entire slate of new officers for the 2018-2019 program …

Cotton Board Holds Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Recommends Cotton Incorporated Budget of $74 Million New Cotton Board Chairman and Officers Elected During its Annual Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2018 budget of $74 million to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Cotton Board also elected Louisiana cotton producer George LaCour, Jr. as Chairman of the Board …

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Webcast Outlines Proper Cleaning Procedures for Sprayer Systems

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Inadequate or improper cleaning of sprayer systems can often cause contamination issues and costly damage to plant foliage. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Tank Cleaning” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts properly remove all unwanted residue from equipment and prevent the unintentional introduction of herbicides to sensitive or non-labeled cotton crops. This 29-minute talk by Fred …