Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Commodity certificates now available for redeeming cotton marketing loans http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/commodity-certificates-now-available-redeeming-cotton-marketing-loans <div class="field-deck"> Certificates announcement follows no on oilseed designation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA announces availability of commodity certificates for redeeming cotton in marketing loan to help producers and keep crops moving. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/commodity-certificates-now-available-redeeming-cotton-marketing-loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/commodity-certificates-now-available-redeeming-cotton-marketing-loans#comments Cotton Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:42:00 +0000 96961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton leaders not ready to throw in the towel on oilseed designation http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-leaders-not-ready-throw-towel-oilseed-designation <div class="node-body article-body">“We continue to believe the current farm bill allows for this authority for USDA, and many Members of Congress share that belief," PCG President Shawn Holladay said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-leaders-not-ready-throw-towel-oilseed-designation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-leaders-not-ready-throw-towel-oilseed-designation#comments Cotton Seed Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:26:00 +0000 96901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Plains Cotton Growers President Shawn Holladay, right, with&nbsp; Southwest Farm Press editor Ron smith, during fall harvest. &quot;I can assure you that Plains Cotton Growers will leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding or creating opportunities to help cotton producers in these challenging times, and will keep working to find a solution,&rdquo; Holladay says.</p> Mary Jane Buerkle, PCG Cottonseed as oilseed designation unlikely http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-oilseed-designation-unlikely <div class="node-body article-body">“We continue to believe, like a broad group of Members of Congress, that USDA clearly has this authority as described in the current farm bill." NCC</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-oilseed-designation-unlikely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-oilseed-designation-unlikely#comments Cotton Seed USDA Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:40:00 +0000 96891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Better soil health: Reduced tillage, rotation, and cover crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/better-soil-health-reduced-tillage-rotation-and-cover-crops <div class="node-body article-body">“Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil, smother weeds, and enhance nutrient and moisture availability.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/better-soil-health-reduced-tillage-rotation-and-cover-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/better-soil-health-reduced-tillage-rotation-and-cover-crops#comments Cotton Grains Cotton Grain Sorghum Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:30:00 +0000 96841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Residue from a cover crop and reduced tillage improves soils, says a Texas AgriLife agronomist.</p> Rotating peanuts/cotton limits nematode damage http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/rotating-peanutscotton-limits-nematode-damage <div class="node-body article-body">“Cotton following peanuts also made significantly better yields in cotton root knot nematode-infested fields than cotton following corn.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/rotating-peanutscotton-limits-nematode-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/rotating-peanutscotton-limits-nematode-damage#comments Cotton Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:49:00 +0000 96821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Foliar diseases are less common in Texas High Plains peanut fields, but they do occur. Soilborne diseases are more common, says Texas AgriLife Extension Pathologist Jason Woodward.</p> What are the issues that concern cotton farmers in 2016? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/what-are-issues-concern-cotton-farmers-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">“We’re not looking at reopening the farm bill, but we are looking at other options, both short- and long-term.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/what-are-issues-concern-cotton-farmers-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/what-are-issues-concern-cotton-farmers-2016#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:07:00 +0000 96791 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Issues other than production will be on cotton farmers&#39; minds as they plan for the 2016 crop.</p> Red River Crops Conference takes on ag challenges for 2016 http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-takes-ag-challenges-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Production agriculture faces daunting challenges for the coming growing season, and that tight management of production costs and market opportunities will be essential to make money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-takes-ag-challenges-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-takes-ag-challenges-2016#comments Cotton Beef Conferences Cotton Grains Peanuts Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:21:00 +0000 96771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Paul DeLaune, Texas AgriLife agronomist, fields questions from Altus, Okla., farmers Wayne and Fred Schmedt. DeLaune says conservation tillage, rotation and cover crops improve soil health, reduce erosion and increase water infiltration on cropland.</p> Secretary Appoints New, Diverse Leadership to The Cotton Board http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/secretary-appoints-new-diverse-leadership-cotton-board <div class="node-body article-body">“These new leaders are very qualified and will be tremendous assets to The Cotton Board. Our efforts to broaden the perspectives of Board Members and Alternates will pay positive dividends for the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/secretary-appoints-new-diverse-leadership-cotton-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/secretary-appoints-new-diverse-leadership-cotton-board#comments Cotton Cotton Cotton Incorporated Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:12:00 +0000 96761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton Market Outlook: More of the Same? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-market-outlook-more-same <div class="field-byline"> John Robinson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Roger Sahs, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since January of 2015, Dec’16 ICE cotton futures prices have traded between 62 and 66 cents. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-market-outlook-more-same" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-market-outlook-more-same#comments Cotton Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:42:00 +0000 96721 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Burdensome cotton supplies, including about three million bales of carryover from the 2015 U.S. crop and the same world oversupply situation that has weighed on markets for the past two years likely will remain in place for 2016.&nbsp;</p> Further strengthening El Niño could mean elevated rainfall through May http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/further-strengthening-el-ni-o-could-mean-elevated-rainfall-through-may <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> But there is some evidence that the current super-strong El Niño will be followed by its counterpoint, a strong La Niña that could mean next winter will be dry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/further-strengthening-el-ni-o-could-mean-elevated-rainfall-through-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/further-strengthening-el-ni-o-could-mean-elevated-rainfall-through-may#comments Cotton El Nino Thu, 21 Jan 2016 01:22:00 +0000 96601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Snow cover from the winter storm Goliath persisted for weeks in the Texas Panhandle, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service county agent reports.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Ted McCollum)