External Factors Impact Georgia’s Cotton Crop Maturity

Will Jordan General

By Will Jordan Georgia’s cotton crop has faced several hurdles already as we move into August. Early-season cool weather, intense deer pressure and widespread plant bug damage have played a serious role in delaying the maturity of this year’s crop. During the Georgia Cotton Commission’s mid-Year meeting in Statesboro, Georgia, last week, Southeast AgNet visited with Camp Hand, Extension Cotton …

Helena Agri-Enterprises: Potassium Vital to Cotton Crop

Will Jordan Cotton, Georgia

By Will Jordan Farmers and industry experts gathered in Moultrie, Georgia last week for the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. Helena Agri-Enterprises is conducting a trial on potassium products this year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo’s Darrell Williams Research Farm. Following five years of data collection from thousands of samples they found 68% of the cotton samples they studied to …

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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its January crop reports today, and Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down 1 percent from the previous forecast. All cotton production is forecast at 20.1 million 480-pound bales, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 9 percent from 2018. Yields are …

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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released their October crop reports today, and Chris Singh with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down slightly from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 21.7 million 480-pound bales, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 18 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of …

Cotton Production, Supply, Demand, and Price

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

When USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their August crop reports Monday, it showed cotton production in the U.S. is now forecast at 22.5 million 480-pound bales, up 23 percent from 2018. Planted area this year, at 13.9 million acres, is up 1 percent from the previous estimate but down 1 percent from last year. USDA Chief Economist, Rob Johansson, discusses the …

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U.S. Cotton Production Up From Last Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its August crop reports Monday. Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. cotton production estimate is up 23 percent from last year’s crop. All cotton production is forecast at 22.5 million 480-pound bales, up 23 percent from 2018. All cotton planted area totaled 13.9 million acres, …

Cotton Trust Protocol Signup Starts in June

Dan Cotton

Implementation is underway for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It’s an integrated data collection, measurement and verification procedure that will document U.S. cotton production practices and their environmental impact. Executive Director of the Sustainability Protocol, Ken Burton, explains how the program was formed. The data is intended to benchmark farmers’ gains towards the industry’s goals, and provide the global textile supply …

2018 U.S. Cotton Production Down from Previous Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

Due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was not able to release the normal crop production reports in January. NASS has put those numbers together now and issued them in a February report. According to Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., cotton production in 2018 was down …

Slight Increase in U.S. Cotton Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

We told you last month that cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. But according to the December report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. production is now forecast to be a bit higher than what the November report indicated. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington, …