BASF Releases New Cottonseed Variety

Dan Cotton

BASF has released a new cottonseed variety with outstanding yield potential for 2022. ST 4595B3XF is an early-mid maturity variety that is widely adapted across the Cotton Belt and brings strong yield potential along with a good fiber package. Steve Nichols, BASF Agronomic Services Cotton, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they have a very robust testing program including trials here in the Southeast. BASF …

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USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seed cotton producers who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year may now submit applications. The signup period begins today (July 30, 2018) and ends on Dec. 7, 2018. In accordance with changes to ARC and PLC made by …

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Cotton Incorporated Allocates Additional Funds for Cottonseed Marketing Campaign

Dan Cotton, Dairy, Industry News Release

An Additional $100,000 Devoted to Increasing Demand for Cottonseed in the Dairy Feeding Industry During its annual meeting in Durham, North Carolina, The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to approve a $100,000 increase to Cotton Incorporated’s 2017 Cottonseed Marketing budget line. The original cottonseed research and marketing budget of $600,000 is increased to $700,000 to fund additional cottonseed marketing efforts …

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Seeking to Get Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity

Dan Cotton

The U.S. cotton industry is seeking to get cottonseed designated as a covered commodity, making it eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, says they are working with Congress to get this set up through the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Image: Cottonseed …


Georgia Cotton Commission Says Cottonseed Designation Efforts Continue

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Efforts continue to help producers with a cottonseed designation. According to the National Cotton Council (NCC), in recent testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Ga. said, “cotton must be brought back into the farm law’s Title I commodity policy as it is the only program crop …