Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Yellow cotton and other problems reported after South Texas rains http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/yellow-cotton-and-other-problems-reported-after-south-texas-rains <div class="node-body article-body">Crop damage from rain events and floodwaters are becoming evident in many fields, especially in cotton and corn along the affected coastal corridor.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/yellow-cotton-and-other-problems-reported-after-south-texas-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/yellow-cotton-and-other-problems-reported-after-south-texas-rains#comments Cotton Grains Cotton Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:55:00 +0000 99561 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Study shows pollinators help Texas cotton producers http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/study-shows-pollinators-help-texas-cotton-producers <div class="node-body article-body">Increasing the diversity of pollinator species around cotton fields—including bees, flies and butterflies—can dramatically increase yields.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/study-shows-pollinators-help-texas-cotton-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/study-shows-pollinators-help-texas-cotton-producers#comments Cotton Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:55:00 +0000 99461 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A diversity of pollinators, including honey bees but others, such as this butterfly, appear to be important for cotton production, according to a South Texas study.</p> Some Texas farmers reporting crop damage after storms, others say 'wait and see' http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife Extension teams who have been surveying weather damages across Texas including hard hit areas in the southeast part of the state say there have been reports of corn crops submerged by flood waters, but grain sorghum seemed to fair slightly better.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Peanuts Water Shortage Wheat Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:52:00 +0000 99391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton consumption to exceed production for second consecutive year http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-consumption-exceed-production-second-consecutive-year <div class="field-byline"> USDA/ERS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global cotton consumption forecast to exceed production for a second consecutive season. 2016-17 world ending stocks are projected to decline 6 percent.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-consumption-exceed-production-second-consecutive-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-consumption-exceed-production-second-consecutive-year#comments Cotton Markets Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:27:00 +0000 99251 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ag’s upcoming challenges: climate change, carbon http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-s-upcoming-challenges-climate-change-carbon <div class="node-body article-body">Delta F.A.R.M.'s Trey Cooke says climate change and carbon are the next trains coming at agriculture; says Delta F.A.R.M. is trying to prepare for it.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-s-upcoming-challenges-climate-change-carbon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-s-upcoming-challenges-climate-change-carbon#comments Cotton Government Tue, 31 May 2016 16:24:00 +0000 99181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 2016 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2016-pie-program-tour-dates-set <div class="field-byline"> NCC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NCC sets dates, locations for 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2016-pie-program-tour-dates-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2016-pie-program-tour-dates-set#comments Cotton Cotton National Cotton Council Tue, 31 May 2016 15:13:00 +0000 99161 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton farmers from the Mid-South toured Texas cotton facilities in Corpus Christi during last year&#39;s Producer Information Exchange tour. Here, the group hears an update from a Gulf Compress spokesman. Southwest farmers will tour&nbsp; California cotton farms and facilities this summer.</p> Farm groups want extension of USDA's program eligibility deadline http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline <div class="field-deck"> New rules came after start of planting season </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 70 farm groups sign letter asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to extend the deadline for receiving approval for restructuring from county and state FSA committees.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline#comments Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Fri, 27 May 2016 12:59:00 +0000 99121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>National Cotton Council President and CEO Gary Adams, left, visits with John Lindamood&nbsp;at the American Cotton Producers spring meeting.</p> May in farm country is a month for hope http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope <div class="node-body blog-body">Drive out a Farm to Market road from Lubbock, in any direction, and look for small dust clouds billowing out behind planters.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 26 May 2016 13:02:00 +0000 99111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Tell-tale swirls of dust help locate planters. Here, they are planting peanuts.</p> Texas weather rough ride for farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Last week's storms represent only the latest barrage of unstable weather across the region this spring.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Vegetables Cotton Flooding Grains Hay Livestock Vegetables Mon, 23 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 99031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton Spin: Old and new crop comparisons and surprises from Mother Nature http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-old-and-new-crop-comparisons-and-surprises-mother-nature <div class="node-body article-body">The price implication of such a month-over-month adjustment in U.S. numbers would historically be a little price weakening.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-old-and-new-crop-comparisons-and-surprises-mother-nature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-old-and-new-crop-comparisons-and-surprises-mother-nature#comments Cotton Fri, 20 May 2016 15:33:00 +0000 98991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The cotton belt is starting off with relatively good moisture, offering potential for&nbsp; a good production year.</p>