UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day Is a Go

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts

Many have been watching Hurricane Dorian as it moves closer to the U.S. mainland, and there were worries as to whether it would affect the 2019 UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for Wednesday in Tifton. According to Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton, the event is a go. To learn more, go to the Georgia Cotton Commission website or the …


Georgia Cotton Producers Watching Dorian

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Dorian gets closer to the U.S. mainland, it is becoming obvious just how many crops could be affected by the strong storm. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton knows it could cause problems with the cotton crop, and possibly affect the 2019 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for next Wednesday in Tifton.

Georgia Cotton Commission on MFP and STAX

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Signup continues for The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) at local Farm Service Agency offices. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton says thankfully that assistance will be hitting producers’ mailboxes fairly soon. He also provides updated information on the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX).

Georgia Cotton Commission on Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Extension professionals in various states across the Southeast have noted the presence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) in some fields. CLRDV is the causal agent of cotton blue disease. According to Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton, the aphid-transmitted disease is in Georgia.


Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman on Disaster Assistance

Dan Cotton, Economy, Georgia

Last Friday, a round-table discussion concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid was held in Doerun, Georgia, as a large group of folks were on hand to hear what U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had to say about those topics. It has been eight months since Hurricane Michael affected many across the Southeast. Colquitt County farmer Bart Davis, who is …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Concerned with China Trade Dispute

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports, Trade

While it seems U.S. trade talks with China are a ways from wrapping up, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been trying to assure producers that when an agreement is finally reached, it will be good for farmers’ pocketbooks. When finalized, Perdue said China will be purchasing even more farm goods than it had before the trade dispute began. But Georgia …