Pakistani Companies Tour US Cotton Belt

John Davis

Representatives from Pakistani companies are touring the U.S. cotton belt. The tour is going on now through May 9. It’s put on by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm, and shows the key textile executives from 11 Pakistani companies the ins and outs of American cotton production, processing and marketing. At this point in the …

Cotton, International, Trade

COTTON USA Campaign Shows Everyone Loves Cotton

John Davis

COTTON USA shows that everyone loves cotton in its new global advertising campaign. This year’s campaign has the slogan “I Love My Cotton” and cast five individuals from different corners of the globe, wearing cotton in different ways. “These portraits reflect the authenticity and passion unique to COTTON USA: the singular mark that symbolizes purity of fiber, quality of fabric …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cotton

House Panel Hears Testimony on WOTUS

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of agricultural organizations unanimously condemned the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule during a hearing held Tuesday by the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. American Farm Bureau Federation General Counsel Ellen Steen told the panel that “unless dramatically altered,” the rule will create enormous uncertainty and vulnerability for farmers and ranchers nationwide. “It is impossible to …

AFBF, Audio, Cotton, EPA, Government, NCBA

Monsanto Offers New Cotton Varieties for 2015 Season

Taylor Truckey

While at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, our own Chuck Zimmerman had a chance to chat with Monsanto’s Keylon Gholston, Cotton Product Manager with Monsanto, who provided insight into new cotton technologies and products that will be beneficial to growers. Keylon was excited to further explore the 2015 varieties that Monsanto released in December; “We really want to …

Audio, Cotton, Crop Protection, Monsanto

Annual Commodity Outlook w/ Richard Brock

Taylor Truckey

While at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Richard Brock, of Brock Associates, gave his annual Commodity Outlook update to conference attendees. Brock’s session was packed with attendees hoping to gain insight into commodity markets. When asked about key takeaways for producers, Brock encouraged growers to shift acres to cotton if they’re in a cotton producing area as he …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, Farm Shows

The AgWatch Network

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about seven years old and was founded by now U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford from Arkansas. That puts them right …

Audio, Cotton, Media, ZimmCast

NCC Expects Cotton Acres to Decline

John Davis

A new survey says fewer acres of cotton will be planted this year. This news release from the National Cotton Council cites the group’s 32nd Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey that shows U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.4 million acres of cotton this spring, down 14.6 percent from 2014. Upland cotton intentions are 9.2 million acres, down 15.2 …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cotton

Changes at National Cotton Council

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cotton Council has a new president and a new chairman following elections held over the weekend at the organization’s annual meeting. Dr. Gary Adams, who has served as the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) vice president of Economics and Policy Analysis since 2002, was elected by the NCC’s board of directors to be president and chief executive officer, replacing …

Ag Group, Cotton