Rainfall in recent weeks has turned cotton prospects from horrible to hopeful across most of the Southwest, but increased moisture also exposed growers to other challenges—storm damage, plant disease and weed pressure...More
Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) officials have asked EPA for an emergency permit to use the herbicide to help cotton producers stave off the growth of Palmer amaranth, which potentially threatens substantial crop losses this season....More
In years like this, where the expected ending stocks are greater than those for the previous crop, the seasonal pattern of price weakness usually kicks in after the August/September reporting period....More
Southwest cotton producers will visit their counterparts in North Carolina and Virginia from August 3-8 as part of the National council 2014 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E) program. Texas will host producers from the Southeast August 19-24....More
Hancock described the steps most American cotton farmers take to ensure that their land remains productive and that they protect the natural resources necessary for crop production and for healthy life.