Contamination Prevention at Beltwide Cotton

Chuck Zimmerman

Earlier this week the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Consultants Conference took place in San Antonio, TX. One of the hot topics discussed during the event was contamination prevention. Dale W. Thompson, National Cotton Council, spoke to the group in attendance about the potentially growing problem. Dale said this is no new problem for cotton growers and has a huge impact on …

Ag Group, Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Nufarm Growing in Cotton Market

Chuck Zimmerman

In 2015 cotton growers have some new tools courtesy of Nufarm. These include Cheetah and Cheetah Max. Presenting at the Cotton Crop Consultants Conference for NuFarm was Jerome Kovar. Jerome is a marketing manager for the company and we sat down to discuss what Nufarm is doing in cotton with these new herbicide options. Here’s a quick description: Cheetah™ utilizes …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cotton, Nufarm

Cotton Crop Consultants Gather at Beltwide

Chuck Zimmerman

The man who coordinated the Cotton Consultants Conference during the Beltwide Cotton Conferences is Bill Robertson, Professor, Cotton Extension Agronomist at University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture. He says the Consultants Conference is broken into two parts. On day one the focus is on new developments from the industry. This includes new equipment, seed varieties and more. Throughout the day …

Ag Group, Audio, Cotton

FAPRI: Crop Prices Dropping Even More

John Davis

A new report is either good news or bad news, depending on whether you just raise crops or just raise livestock. But for many producers who do both, the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri is certainly a dose of both good and bad news. Earlier this month, we told …

Animal Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Farm Bill, Feed, Livestock, Soybean

Cotton Council Int. Launches New Brand Identity

Jamie Johansen

Cotton Council International (CCI) is revitalizing and re-launching its 25-year old flagship brand, COTTON USA. Since 1989, over 50,000 product lines and 3 billion products have proudly carried the name COTTON USA. That translates into about 100 million bales of cotton. “Our brand has been highly successful,” CCI President Jordan Lea said. “However, the global marketplace has changed dramatically and …

Ag Group, Cotton

Ginners Unite at Farm Show

Jamie Johansen

During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Chuck spoke with Robert Royal, a cotton farmer and operator of Midnight Gin in Midnight, MS. Robert is also the past President of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. “It’s been a wild ride in the cotton market with acreage. Grains have taken a huge chunk out of cotton acreage that was traditionally a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cotton, FMC