cotton damage

Irma Hits Cotton in Southeast, Especially in Georgia

Dan Cotton, Georgia

After looking at Hurricane Irma’s impact to crops across the Southeast, it is being noted that the storm is going to have a negative impact on cotton. And according to a story from Stephanie Ho, that is especially true in Georgia.     Image: Cotton got hit pretty hard by Hurricane Irma at Watson Farms in Moultrie, GA./Courtesy Sec. Sonny Perdue? @SecretarySonny  Sep 15.

Southwest Cotton Producers to Learn from Georgia Operations

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Eleven cotton producers from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas will see cotton operations in Georgia on July 30-August 4 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2017 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program. Sponsored by Bayer via a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. program is now in its 29th year of helping its U.S. cotton producer participants improve yields and …


Cotton and Peanut Planting Progressing Well

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

According to the latest numbers from USDA, cotton and peanut planting continues to progress well in most areas. Brad Rippey, a USDA meteorologist, has a look at planting progress and crop development.   In Alabama, 84% of the cotton crop has been planted which compares to 77% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 81%. In Alabama, 73% …


Georgia Cotton Planting on Target

Dan Cotton, Georgia

According to USDA’s weekly crop progress report, cotton planting in Georgia continues to progress, as last week saw a big jump in the number of acres that were planted. 60-percent of the crop had been planted as of this past Sunday, up from only 38% the week before. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton is pleased with what he’s hearing and …

Kent Fountain Is National Ginner Award Recipient

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

Distinguished Service Award Goes to Rick Byler Kent Fountain, managing partner of Southeastern Gin and Peanut in Surrency, Ga., and a tireless leader in the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA), Southeastern Ginners and National Cotton Council, is the 2016 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He received NCGA’s award here today at its 2017 annual meeting. The Ginner …