Cotton Commission Funded Research on Display During Field Day

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan The UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, produced by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the Georgia peanut commission highlighted Commision-funded research that benefits farmers during the one-day event at the UGA Tifton research farm. While research trials are being conducted for various cotton-focused projects at the UGA Tifton Farm, Southeast Agnet visited with Taylor Sills, executive …

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 …

USDA Cotton Prospective Plantings Report

Sabrina Halvorson Cotton

The USDA released its latest cotton prospective plantings report on March 31.  All cotton planted area for 2023 is estimated at 11.3 million acres, down 18 percent from last year. Upland area is estimated at 11.1 million acres, down 18 percent from 2022. American Pima area is estimated at 154,000 acres, down 16 percent from 2022. USDA’s Becky Sommer has …

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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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New Pilot Program Promoting Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton

The National Cotton Council (NCC) has initiated a pilot of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It is a program designed to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers farm responsibly and strive for continuous improvement. Executive Director of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Ken Burton, has more details and explains how enrollment can affect market share for U.S. cotton.