Georgia

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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Cotton Crop Hangs in the Balance Amid Many Uncertainties

Jim Rogers Agri-Business, Alabama, Cotton

According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), cotton is the top crop grown in Alabama, but due to global political instability and production disruptions, profits for this year’s crop hangs in the balance. Alabama Extension Cotton Agronomist Steve Brown says farmers will need to think carefully about each and everything they do with each crop they plant. Of course when it comes down …

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Cotton and Peanut Crop Update

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In our weekly update on the nation’s cotton and peanut crops, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey says nearly half of the nation’s cotton acreage is squaring. Rippey says over half of the nation’s peanut crop is pegging. In Alabama, 74 percent of the cotton is squaring, which compares to only 62 percent this time last year. Seventeen percent …

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Harvey Impact on Texas Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Hurricane Harvey arrived on the Texas coast as the state’s cotton harvest of an expected bumper crop was getting underway. The Texas cotton harvest is around 10 percent complete, with bales in the field and high storage levels. The storm came at what one cotton gin operator called “the worst possible time.” Southeast Texas agriculture has extensive damage from the …

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Agri View: Weather Is Important for Crop Outlook

Dan Agri View, Cotton, Wheat

Everett Griner talks about the crop outlook for 2017, factoring in the weather, in today’s Agri View.       Market analysts were predicting another tough year for cotton and grain farmers back in early April. In storage, supplies of all crops were above average and early planting intentions from the March survey were higher than expected. But still, market …