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....More
Record rainfall caused extensive flooding in many fields across multiple counties in the Upper Coastal Bend in April and May, and the result was damaged or destroyed crops, replanted fields, or stunted or inconsistent growth for some cotton....More
But then the West Texas sky, overcast for much of the drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Lubbock, opens up above a not-so-promising cotton field, just as the sun begins to dip below the horizon.
This has been a busy summer, including a move, knee surgery, a 10-day 11-state road trip vacation, Little League baseball games, and my usual farm visits, summer meetings, and, for the first time in several years, a small backyard garden.
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....More
“We have maintained our cotton yields. We have seen an increase in our soil nitrogen in the upper 6 inches, particularly following legume monospecies. We have seen a visible response to cotton behind those cover crops.”...More