Farm Bill Key Component of Next Year’s Georgia Cotton Commission Meeting

Clint Thompson Farm Bill

By Clint Thompson An integral part of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) annual meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia, will include discussions highlighting the 2023 Farm Bill. The current Farm Bill was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. A new Farm Bill is passed every five …

GCC, UGA Extension: Watch for Target Spot, Areolate Mildew

Clint Thompson Cotton

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension caution growers about the potential for an increase in diseases, especially as more rain impacts the Southeast. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension plant pathologist, highlights a pair of diseases producers should be wary of – target spot and areolate mildew. “Prior to this change in weather we’ve …


Coley, Meeks Reappointed to Cotton Commission Board

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

In late July, the Commodity Commission Ex-Officio Committee met to make appointments to the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) board of directors. GCC Vice Chairman Matt Coley, a cotton and peanut farmer from Vienna; and director Steven Meeks, a cotton, peanut, tobacco and timber producer from Screven, were both reappointed to another three-year term on the Commission’s board of directors. Coley …

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Georgia Cotton Farmer Discusses Farm Economy

Dan Cotton, Georgia

The U.S. Senate is working on passing a disaster aid bill to provide assistance for farmers hurt by storm damage, including those affected by Hurricane Michael last October. The U.S. House did pass a disaster bill last week, and now congressional leaders and the White House are working on a bipartisan bill that can get through the Senate. Last week Colquitt …

Georgia Cotton Commission Approves 2020 Research

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Research

At its March 27th Board Meeting, the Georgia Cotton Commission Board of Directors approved $656,287 in research for the 2020 crop year and also approved $25,500 in supplemental research for 2019.  This money will go to fund eighteen projects that will be conducted by researchers and extension specialists from the University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia.  Projects …

Georgia Cotton Referendum Deadline Nearing

Dan Cotton

Georgia cotton producers are being urged to vote in a referendum on continuation of the cotton program in the state. Executive Director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, Richey Seaton, wants growers to know the referendum runs until March 15th. Cotton producers are encouraged to cast their votes by March 15th on ballots they should have received in the mail from the …


Georgia Conducting Cotton Referendum

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Georgia cotton producers are being urged to vote in a referendum on continuation of the cotton program in the state.  Richey Seaton, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, wants growers to know the referendum runs from Feb. 13 through March 15. Ballots will arrive in the mail from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. If you do not receive a ballot, …


2017 Georgia Quality Cotton Award Winners

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

The 2017 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards were presented at the Georgia Cotton Commission 11th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop on January 31, 2018 in Tifton, GA. The awards are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Bayer CropScience, and administered by the University of Georgia Cotton Team. The purpose of the awards are to recognize producers and ginners …