Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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>