Southwest Farm Press http://southwestfarmpress.com/rss.xml en U.S.-EU trade deal gets hung up on politics: Leonid Bershidsky http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/us-eu-trade-deal-gets-hung-politics-leonid-bershidsky <div class="field-byline"> Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Germany's vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, says talk about a major trade deal between the European Union and the U.S. have failed, though "nobody is really admitting it." That statement should be taken with a grain of salt, but the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership appears to be doomed, at least until after elections in the U.S. and major European countries.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/us-eu-trade-deal-gets-hung-politics-leonid-bershidsky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/us-eu-trade-deal-gets-hung-politics-leonid-bershidsky#comments Miscellaneous Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:26:00 +0000 100981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Both the U.S. and the EU have missed the moment when a mutually beneficial deal could be done quickly with some mutual concessions.</p> Photo: pornpipat ruenjaichon/Thinkstock U.S. Ag exports expected to rally http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/us-ag-exports-expected-rally <div class="node-body article-body">Vilsack projects U.S. exports will reach $133 billion, a $6 billion trade jump, which, if realized, would represent the sixth-highest total of record.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/us-ag-exports-expected-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/us-ag-exports-expected-rally#comments Government USDA Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:06:00 +0000 100971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Ag exports are expected to rally from recent declines for the 2016/17 crop years, according to a recent report from&nbsp; Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.</p> Logan Hawkes Monsanto withdraws GMO cotton seed application in India http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/monsanto-withdraws-gmo-cotton-seed-application-india <div class="field-byline"> Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed seller, pulled an application seeking regulatory approval for the next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India amid a debate with the government on royalty fees.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/monsanto-withdraws-gmo-cotton-seed-application-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/monsanto-withdraws-gmo-cotton-seed-application-india#comments Cotton Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:51:00 +0000 100961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>India cut royalties for genetically modified cotton seeds in March, which caused the St. Louis-based company to say it would reevaluate its business in the country.</p> Photo Credit: vsanderson/Thinkstock Planting date and variety selection may affect sugarcane aphid management http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/planting-date-and-variety-selection-may-affect-sugarcane-aphid-management <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> With the support of Texas Grain Sorghum Producers, Szczepaniec is testing several different strategies to determine their effectiveness in combating this fairly new pest to the Texas Panhandle.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/planting-date-and-variety-selection-may-affect-sugarcane-aphid-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/planting-date-and-variety-selection-may-affect-sugarcane-aphid-management#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:02:00 +0000 100951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife entomologist, scouts for sugarcane aphids on sorghum.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter) Mark your calendars for upcoming meetings and field days. http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/mark-your-calendars-upcoming-meetings-and-field-days <div class="node-body article-body">Mark your calendars to get the latest information on production, research and markets.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/mark-your-calendars-upcoming-meetings-and-field-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/mark-your-calendars-upcoming-meetings-and-field-days#comments Management Conferences Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:36:00 +0000 100941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton and other crops will be on the agendas of upcoming field days, tours and conferences.</p> Texas “Picks” list helps growers choose best wheat variety http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/texas-picks-list-helps-growers-choose-best-wheat-variety <div class="node-body article-body">To make wheat planting decisions a tad less daunting, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension each year develops a “Picks” list of top varieties, based on trial data.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/texas-picks-list-helps-growers-choose-best-wheat-variety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/texas-picks-list-helps-growers-choose-best-wheat-variety#comments Wheat Wheat Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:36:00 +0000 100931 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Wheat planting decisions are made easier with the Texas AgriLife Extension wheat &lsquo;Picks&rsquo; list, which is based on&nbsp; multiple years of variety trials across numerous Texas locations.</p> CCI Mission: Maintaining cotton’s reputation for quality http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cci-mission-maintaining-cotton-s-reputation-quality <div class="node-body article-body">It’s Bruce Atherley’s job not only to maintain U.S. cotton's reputation, but to build on it.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cci-mission-maintaining-cotton-s-reputation-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cci-mission-maintaining-cotton-s-reputation-quality#comments Cotton Cotton Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:39:00 +0000 100921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Checking on rainfall totals, Mark Williams, left, and Shawn Holladay, were hoping for another good rain in early August to finish out their dryland cotton acres. Williams and Holladay were on hand for the ACP/Cotton Foundation joint meeting in Lubbock.</p> Backyard garden yields tasty produce http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce <div class="node-body gallery-body">This summer, I’ve enjoyed the best tomatoes I’ve ever grown.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:35:00 +0000 100911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Summer squash. A few plants produce more than you need.</p> South Texas cotton sprouting after heavy rains http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/south-texas-cotton-sprouting-after-heavy-rains <div class="node-body article-body">While hot weather provided substantial heat units and sub-soil moisture sustained crops through the dry period, late season rains in the Upper Coast region now threatens to ruin cotton crops.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/south-texas-cotton-sprouting-after-heavy-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/south-texas-cotton-sprouting-after-heavy-rains#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:12:00 +0000 100901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton sprouting in the boll in South Texas threatens a once-promising crop.</p> Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension 2017 cotton weed control starts now: Don’t let resistant weeds go to seed http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2017-cotton-weed-control-starts-now-don-t-let-resistant-weeds-go-seed <div class="node-body article-body">“Some fields are clean late in the growing season, while others are not. Fortunately, we have tools available to help finish the weed control job and get a good start on next year.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2017-cotton-weed-control-starts-now-don-t-let-resistant-weeds-go-seed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2017-cotton-weed-control-starts-now-don-t-let-resistant-weeds-go-seed#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:40:00 +0000 100891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Peter Dotray, Texas Tech University weed scientist and Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension, discusses the importance of yellow herbicides during a recent cotton quality tour in Lubbock</p> Larry Stalcup P.I.E. tour sees South Texas cotton industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/pie-tour-sees-south-texas-cotton-industry <div class="node-body gallery-body">Sponsored by Bayer CropScience LP through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 28th year</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/pie-tour-sees-south-texas-cotton-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/pie-tour-sees-south-texas-cotton-industry#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:58:00 +0000 100881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Gulf Compress President and CEO David Fields</p> Schnedier said to weigh sale of DTN http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/schnedier-said-weigh-sale-dtn <div class="field-byline"> Matthew Monks, Ruth David and Aaron Kirchfeld, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power-equipment maker Schneider Electric SE is weighing a sale of DTN, an agriculture news and data service that could be worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/schnedier-said-weigh-sale-dtn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/schnedier-said-weigh-sale-dtn#comments Miscellaneous Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:36:00 +0000 100871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Power-equipment maker Schneider Electric SE is weighing a sale of DTN, an agriculture news and data service that could be worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.</p> Photo: moodboard/Thinkstock Bayer, Monsanto said to move closer to deal http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/bayer-monsanto-said-move-closer-deal <div class="field-byline"> Jeffrey McCracken, Aaron Kirchfeld and Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Negotiations between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. are advancing toward a deal after the companies made progress on issues including the purchase price and termination fee, people familiar with the matter said.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/bayer-monsanto-said-move-closer-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/bayer-monsanto-said-move-closer-deal#comments Miscellaneous Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:27:00 +0000 100861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Negotiations between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. are advancing toward a deal after the companies made progress on issues including the purchase price and termination fee, people familiar with the matter said.</p> Photo: Jacob Ammentorp Lund/Thinkstock Texas AgriLife research to revive robust vegetable production http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-research-revive-robust-vegetable-production <div class="node-body article-body">A vegetable production study conducted about three years ago identified several regions in Texas well-suited for vegetable production—the High Plains, South Plains, Overton, Wintergarden and Weslaco.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-research-revive-robust-vegetable-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-research-revive-robust-vegetable-production#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:32:00 +0000 100851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Kevin Crosby, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife vegetable breeder in College Station, explains to growers new techniques for producing tomatoes.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kathleen Phillips) Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame announced http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-research-and-promotion-program-hall-fame-announced-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton Incorporated announced the 2016 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame. The program recognizes U.S. cotton industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the Cotton Research and Promotion Program or to cotton.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-research-and-promotion-program-hall-fame-announced-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-research-and-promotion-program-hall-fame-announced-0#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:53:00 +0000 100841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com COTTON SPIN: Has the weather market run its course? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-has-weather-market-run-its-course <div class="node-body article-body">The (cotton) rally and decline coincided with the conclusion of a very dry Texas July and then a rainy August.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-has-weather-market-run-its-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-has-weather-market-run-its-course#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:32:00 +0000 100831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Improved growing conditions in West Texas &mdash; rainfall &mdash; may have influenced August price pullback.</p> ChemChina clinches U.S. security nod for Syngenta purchase http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/chemchina-clinches-us-security-nod-syngenta-purchase <div class="field-byline"> David McLaughlin, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">China National Chemical Corp. received approval from U.S. national security officials for its takeover of Swiss agrochemical and seeds company Syngenta AG, seen as the biggest regulatory hurdle that the $43 billion acquisition faces.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/chemchina-clinches-us-security-nod-syngenta-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/chemchina-clinches-us-security-nod-syngenta-purchase#comments Miscellaneous Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:10:00 +0000 100821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has cleared the transaction, the companies said in a statement on Monday.</p> Photo: mindscanner/Thinkstock It was perfectly fine morning to be locked out of the house http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/it-was-perfectly-fine-morning-be-locked-out-house <div class="node-body blog-body">I sat and absorbed the wonder, the serenity, the tranquility of the morning … as I waited less than patiently for a locksmith to come and let me into my house</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/it-was-perfectly-fine-morning-be-locked-out-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/it-was-perfectly-fine-morning-be-locked-out-house#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:47:00 +0000 100811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Deere raises full-year profit forecast http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/deere-raises-full-year-profit-forecast <div class="field-byline"> Mario Parker, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deere & Co., the world’s largest agricultural equipment maker, raised its full-year profit forecast after cutting production and costs to adapt to weaker demand for tractors and combines.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/deere-raises-full-year-profit-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/deere-raises-full-year-profit-forecast#comments Equipment Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:05:00 +0000 100801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>John Deere said it sees full-year equipment sales falling 10%, versus a previous forecast for a 9% decline.</p> Photo: Scott Olson/Thinkstock Here’s how to reduce potential for mosquito-borne illnesses http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/here-s-how-reduce-potential-mosquito-borne-illnesses <div class="node-body article-body">Farm and ranch workers and others who work or travel outdoors should use insect repellant. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/here-s-how-reduce-potential-mosquito-borne-illnesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/here-s-how-reduce-potential-mosquito-borne-illnesses#comments Management Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:34:00 +0000 100791 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Credit: TinkerJulie/Thinkstock Health warnings issued for farm and ranch workers http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/health-warnings-issued-farm-and-ranch-workers <div class="node-body article-body">Zika virus has no known connection with animals; so far the transmission routes appear to be exclusively human-to-human with the necessary help from the right mosquito species.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/health-warnings-issued-farm-and-ranch-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/health-warnings-issued-farm-and-ranch-workers#comments Management Livestock Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:28:00 +0000 100781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Credit: neuson11/Thinkstock Cottonseed as an oilseed remains top issue for NCC http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-oilseed-remains-top-issue-ncc <div class="node-body article-body">A “significant number of regulatory issues by the EPA” remain a council priority.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-oilseed-remains-top-issue-ncc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-oilseed-remains-top-issue-ncc#comments Cotton Cotton Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:27:00 +0000 100771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jeff Nunley, executive director, South Texas Cotton and Grain Association, and Karin Kuykendall, executive vice president of the Rolling Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., and executive director of the Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers, discuss key issues facing the cotton industry during a break at the recent American Cotton Producers/Cotton Foundation joint meeting at Lubbock.</p> Used tractor sales bad for Deere as farmers pinch pennies http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/used-tractor-sales-bad-deere-farmers-pinch-pennies <div class="field-byline"> Mario Parker, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deep in the heart of the U.S. grain belt, farm-equipment auctions are attracting bidders from as far away as South Africa as the agriculture rout makes used machinery more attractive.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/used-tractor-sales-bad-deere-farmers-pinch-pennies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/used-tractor-sales-bad-deere-farmers-pinch-pennies#comments Equipment Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Deere&rsquo;s third-quarter adjusted profit is expected to drop 38% from a year earlier to 94 cents a share.</p> Photo: Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock Positive signals amid mostly negative wheat news http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/positive-signals-amid-mostly-negative-wheat-news <div class="node-body article-body">For the 2016/17 wheat marketing year, the world price is projected to be $3.70.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/positive-signals-amid-mostly-negative-wheat-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/positive-signals-amid-mostly-negative-wheat-news#comments Wheat Wheat Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:05:00 +0000 100751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Reducing planted acreage may be necessary to improve the wheat market.</p> Jodey Arrington seeks position of leadership in Congress http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/jodey-arrington-seeks-position-leadership-congress <div class="node-body article-body">“We have to get cotton back into the farm bill,” Arrington says. “Whatever it takes to make cotton strong and viable in West Texas, we will do, working together, hand-in-hand.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/jodey-arrington-seeks-position-leadership-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/jodey-arrington-seeks-position-leadership-congress#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:54:00 +0000 100741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. cotton industry takes on contamination issue http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-industry-takes-contamination-issue <div class="node-body article-body">“The U.S. is still at the bottom of the list of countries exporting contaminated cotton.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-industry-takes-contamination-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-industry-takes-contamination-issue#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:47:00 +0000 100731 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Bill Norman, from left, vice president of technical services for the National Cotton Council, chats with NCC President and CEO Gary Adams and John Willis, Monsanto, Brownsville, Tenn., at the ACP/Cotton Foundation joint meeting in Lubbock.</p> Monsanto's Climate Corp. unit to build farm-sensor network http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/monsantos-climate-corp-unit-build-farm-sensor-network <div class="field-byline"> Simon Casey and Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Climate Corp., the technology unit of seed giant Monsanto Co., plans to create what it says will be the first network of in-field sensors to relay data on crop conditions back to farmers.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/monsantos-climate-corp-unit-build-farm-sensor-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/monsantos-climate-corp-unit-build-farm-sensor-network#comments Miscellaneous Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:10:00 +0000 100721 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Climate Corp.&rsquo;s software is offered on mobile devices, allowing farmers to assess crop conditions in real time.</p> Credit: givaga/Thinkstock Changes at EPA causing more than heartburn for farmers: Part II http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/changes-epa-causing-more-heartburn-farmers-part-ii <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental activist groups are doing a "masterful job" manipulating EPA and the courts to threaten products needed by producers to grow their crops.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/changes-epa-causing-more-heartburn-farmers-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/changes-epa-causing-more-heartburn-farmers-part-ii#comments Grains Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:05:00 +0000 100711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com NMSU chile field day features harvest demonstration http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-chile-field-day-features-harvest-demonstration <div class="field-byline"> Jane Moorman, NMSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The commercial chile industry faces many issues, including having a labor force for harvest.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-chile-field-day-features-harvest-demonstration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-chile-field-day-features-harvest-demonstration#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:47:00 +0000 100701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>New Mexico State University graduate student Chuck Havlik watches the mechanized chile harvester run on one of his research plots. The machine will be demonstrated during the Chile Field Day at NMSU&rsquo;s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Field day activities begin at 9 a.m.</p> (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman) West Texas cotton districts producing bulk of state’s crop http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-cotton-districts-producing-bulk-state-s-crop <div class="node-body article-body">District 12, the Southern High Plains, is expected to harvest 2.83 million bales of cotton from 2.77 million acres</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-cotton-districts-producing-bulk-state-s-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-cotton-districts-producing-bulk-state-s-crop#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:37:00 +0000 100691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>As the West Texas cotton crop moves toward maturity, production estimates tag statewide harvest at 6.3 million bales.</p>