Growers considering a shift from cotton to sorghum should put the pencil to it once more. With futures prices steadily over 80 cents per pound and early gin contracts offering nice premiums, irrigated cotton could mean $200 or more in return per acre....More
Recent upticks in cotton prices and recent precipitation across a good portion of cotton country may have moved the a few acres back into the cotton column. But a lot of uncertainty remains, according to cotton specialists....More
Have U.S. cotton producers been too hasty in their plans for wholesale shifts to grain this season? That’s a question many were asking after listening to Joe Nicosia, executive vice president, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, speaking at an ag update meeting at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show....More
The U.S. cotton industry has a lot at stake in the debate over writing a new farm bill, but U.S. cotton producers have more to lose than other U.S. commodity groups if Congress fails to address one overriding issue....More
Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online....More
O.A. Cleveland can’t see 90-cent cotton—86 cents a pound, maybe.
“There is not a lot of cotton left in the world outside China,” Cleveland said during the Southwest Cotton Technology and Innovation Conference, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, in Austin, Texas....More
About this time each year, Southwest cotton specialists remind farmers that the most important decision they will make for the coming cotton crop is determining which varieties to plant.
It’s just as true this year as ever, says Texas AgriLife Extension Cotton Specialist Mark Kelley, located at the Lubbock Research and Extension Center....More
Jimmy Roppolo, an El Campo, Texas, ginner, was named the 2012 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He was recognized February 9 during the 2013 annual meeting of the Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) in Memphis, Tenn....More
Woods Eastland, board chairman of Staplcotn Cooperative Association and Staplcotn Discount Corporation in Greenwood, Miss., is the recipient of the 2012 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. He was honored Feb. 10 during the National Cotton Council’s 2013 annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn....More
James F. “Jimmy” Dodson, a Robstown, Texas, cotton producer, was elected National Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2013. Named during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Memphis on Feb. 8-10, he served as the NCC’s vice chairman in 2012 and succeeds producer C.B. “Chuck” Coley, a Vienna, Ga.
A third generation farmer, Dodson...More