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Mar 15, 2012
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National Cotton Council chairman starting new year with full plate

Chuck Coley may not have picked the easiest year to become chairman of the National Cotton Council. Since assuming his new post at the NCC’s annual meeting in February, Coley has been busy working with Council leaders on preparations for what appears to be a stepped-up schedule for passage of the 2012 farm bill....More
Mar 15, 2012
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Is a big milk price collapse coming?

Are U.S. dairies setting the stage for another devastating price collapse? Gary Crawford has one expert's opinion in this report....More
Mar 15, 2012
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Farmers could see financial letdown in 2012 after booming 2011

Analysts say this year could bring higher production for U.S. farmers, but lower prices and incomes....More
Mar 9, 2012
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Drought creeping into more of the US

Drought is creeping into more areas of the U.S., covering more land area....More
Feb 27, 2012
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‘Phoning it in’ on center pivot irrigation tire pressure

A low tire on a center pivot irrigation boom can cause some major headaches for growers. Aside from the cost of a ruined tire or damaged gear box, the down time can cost growers’ yield. Valley Irrigation’s John Rasmus discusses how the new Valley Tire Pressure Monitoring System can help producers avoid some of those headaches. Rasmus was interviewed at the World Ag Export in Tulare, Calif....More
Feb 17, 2012
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Significant changes coming in estate taxes

Unless Congress does something to change it by Dec. 31, the per-person exemption from estate taxes is set to take a big plunge in 2013. Individual exemptions will drop from $5 million to $1 million....More
Feb 17, 2012
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Timely farm bill debate and Brazil top NCC issues

Developing a farm bill that is timely and that preserves a farm safety net in a time of deficit reduction are the foremost challenges for new National Cotton Council chairman Chuck Coley. Coley, a cotton producer from Vienna, Ga., took office at the NCC annual meeting Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas....More
Feb 17, 2012
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Election year, budget pressure will affect ag policy

Cotton, along with other U.S. farm commodities, will face” quite a challenging and complicated year in Washington as farm group spokesmen fight budget pressures and work through a farm bill debate,” says National Cotton Council chief of Washington affairs John Maguire....More
Feb 17, 2012
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Cotton faces global stock growth, uncertain markets in 2012

As U.S. cotton farmers make plans for 2012 they face a significantly different set of economic factors than they did a year ago....More
Feb 16, 2012
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Topguard exemption gives cotton new root rot control tool

When the news came down last week that the Environmental Protection Agency had granted Texas a Section 18 emergency exemption to use Topguard to control cotton root rot, no one was happier than San Angelo farmer John Wilde....More
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