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Grower Enrollment for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is Underway

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Due to the ever-greater supply chain scrutiny and a growing demand for transparency, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was developed. It sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton and brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to responsibly-grown cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics. And cotton growers across the Southeast are being reminded enrollment …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Welcomes Dicamba Announcement

Dan Cotton, Environment, Field Crops, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Industry News Release, Soybeans

(GCC) — On October 27th, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler met with farmers and industry stakeholders at Cromley Farms, a sixth-generation family farm in Brooklet, to announce new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and an extended registration for an additional dicamba product.  The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is pleased with this announcement.  The GCC …


Speakers Announced for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton

The Georgia Cotton Commission has announced the guest speakers for its 13th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29. The annual meeting, in conjunction with the University of Georgia (UGA) Cotton Production Workshop, will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The program speakers are Kent Fountain, vice chairman, National Cotton Council of America; Melissa Bastos, director of market research, Cotton …


Georgia Cotton Commission Preparing for Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton

Each year, research efforts are a big part of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) annual budget. And GCC Executive Director, Richey Seaton, said the goal of producer-funded research is to help cotton producers’ bottom lines. More information about these research efforts will be discussed during the GCC Annual Meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop, January 29, 2020 in Tifton. Seaton said this will …


Georgia Cotton Commission at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Cotton, General, Georgia

The 42nd edition of the Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia, as various groups and commodity organizations will be on hand to meet with producers, and that includes the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC). GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton hopes cotton producers will be able to attend. Cotton fields at the Sunbelt Ag Expo are a highlight each year, as …


Producer Meetings This Week in Georgia

Dan Cotton

The University of Georgia (UGA) Extension service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency are hosting producer education meetings throughout the state this week. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton hopes producers will be able to attend. See the locations, dates and times for the remaining meetings below: Oct. 9, 9-10:30 a.m., Weir Center, 307 East Bryan …


GCC Pleased with 2019 Referendum Vote

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

Every three years, pursuant to law, cotton farmers have the opportunity to vote to continue the assessment ($1/bale) that funds the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) programs of research, promotion, and education.  The 2019 referendum period was February 13th-March 15th.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture recently recorded the votes and the result shows 92.5% of voters favored the continuation. Bart Davis, …