Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en HAC Chairman: Changes needed to help those living in poverty http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hac-chairman-changes-needed-help-those-living-poverty <div class="node-body video-body">Rep. Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, says hearings are aimed at helping families find a way out of poverty.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hac-chairman-changes-needed-help-those-living-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hac-chairman-changes-needed-help-those-living-poverty#comments Cotton Government Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:39:00 +0000 100311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Uptick in Deep South Texas cotton harvest expected in late July http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/uptick-deep-south-texas-cotton-harvest-expected-late-july <div class="node-body article-body">“We seem to have a very heavy fruit load this year. Driving across the region the last few days I saw many fields of solid white."</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/uptick-deep-south-texas-cotton-harvest-expected-late-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/uptick-deep-south-texas-cotton-harvest-expected-late-july#comments Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:55:00 +0000 100291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&quot;It&#39;s really a beautiful sight,&rdquo; says Danielle Sekula-Ortiz, an AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent in Weslaco, of the cotton crop nearing harvest in&nbsp; Deep south Texas.</p> Cotton portion of farm bill will get rewrite in 2018, Conaway says http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-portion-farm-bill-will-get-rewrite-2018-conaway-says <div class="node-body video-body">House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway said committee members will rework the cotton language when it begins deliberations on the 2018 farm bill.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-portion-farm-bill-will-get-rewrite-2018-conaway-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-portion-farm-bill-will-get-rewrite-2018-conaway-says#comments Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:58:00 +0000 100271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com COTTON SPIN: A Critical Point for the Cotton Market http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-critical-point-cotton-market <div class="node-body article-body"> But the real news was an historically huge month-over-month reduction in world ending stocks by 3.44 million bales. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-critical-point-cotton-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-critical-point-cotton-market#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:53:00 +0000 100261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Without rainfall soon, West Texas dryland cotton yields may collapse.</p> Cotton facing some stress factors in Texas High Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-facing-some-stress-factors-texas-high-plains <div class="node-body gallery-body">Recent reports from Extension cotton specialists indicate some cotton likely will see a shortened bloom period, which could compromise yield potential. Most say a good soaking rain would be a godsend.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-facing-some-stress-factors-texas-high-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-facing-some-stress-factors-texas-high-plains#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 100251 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A center pivot irrigation system moves through a High Plains cotton field.</p> GOP Platform calls for separate 2018 farm bill and SNAP programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gop-platform-calls-separate-2018-farm-bill-and-snap-programs <div class="node-body video-body">House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, says congressional ag leaders will have to work through GOP platform plank on SNAP, farm bill.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gop-platform-calls-separate-2018-farm-bill-and-snap-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gop-platform-calls-separate-2018-farm-bill-and-snap-programs#comments Cotton Government Grains Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:11:00 +0000 100231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton prices rise on commodity funds and fundamentals http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-prices-rise-commodity-funds-and-fundamentals <div class="node-body article-body">The recent jump in cotton futures is being attributed to buying by commodity hedge funds, but there are reasons the funds moved in, analysts say.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-prices-rise-commodity-funds-and-fundamentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-prices-rise-commodity-funds-and-fundamentals#comments Cotton Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:03:00 +0000 100211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Hot, dry, high winds taking toll on Texas cropland; Southwest Oklahoma gets beneficial rain http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hot-dry-high-winds-taking-toll-texas-cropland-southwest-oklahoma-gets-beneficial-rain <div class="node-body article-body">Recent reports from several news sources across Texas and Oklahoma indicate how cropland is faring as the season moves into what folks used to call “lay-by time.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hot-dry-high-winds-taking-toll-texas-cropland-southwest-oklahoma-gets-beneficial-rain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hot-dry-high-winds-taking-toll-texas-cropland-southwest-oklahoma-gets-beneficial-rain#comments Cotton Cotton Grain Sorghum Rice Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:04:00 +0000 100181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The white flower on a cotton plant is an important factor to watch as the growing season progresses.</p> USDA initiative can help lower variable crop input costs http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/usda-initiative-can-help-lower-variable-crop-input-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency is committed to developing programs that help rural businesses and communities, with the ultimate goal of providing better services and, if possible...lowering overall costs to farmers and other rural businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/usda-initiative-can-help-lower-variable-crop-input-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/usda-initiative-can-help-lower-variable-crop-input-costs#comments Cotton Cotton Vegetables Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:37:00 +0000 100141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Saving energy is one goal a USDA program is using to decrease production cost for U.S. farmers.</p> Hot, dry conditions reduce bloom period on dryland cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hot-dry-conditions-reduce-bloom-period-dryland-cotton <div class="node-body article-body">“I know we are not keeping up with the water demands of any crop. We need a good soaking rain event across the whole South Plains.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hot-dry-conditions-reduce-bloom-period-dryland-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hot-dry-conditions-reduce-bloom-period-dryland-cotton#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:49:00 +0000 100101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Producers want cotton plants to take full advantage of the bloom period to develop harvestable bolls.</p>