Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Mike Conaway

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway. Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. In this interview, Conaway calls for administrative changes in …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Cotton

High Yield Hunters Contest is Back

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Deltapine is excited to be bringing back the High Yield Hunter’s contest.  Post a picture of your cotton harvest– fields, picker, bales of cotton, etc., now through December 6th and you’ll be entered to win a YETI Tundra cooler each week.  A grand prize winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid quail hunting trip to Southern Woods Plantation. To be eligible …

Agribusiness, Contest, Cotton

Cotton Industry Wants No More Trade Constraints

John Davis

The National Cotton Council is calling for an end to constraints on U.S. cotton policy in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) December Ministerial in Nairobi, Kenya. The group’s president and CEO Gary Adams testified before the House Agriculture Committee that U.S. trade negotiators need to maintain a firm commitment not to accept any further concessions to U.S. cotton policy. He …

Ag Group, Cotton, International, WTO

Latest FAPRI Commodity Price Report

John Davis

The prices for grains, oilseeds, cotton, milk and hogs are down sharply from record levels set in recent years. An update to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute’s (FAPRI) long-term baseline report says no quick price recovery is expected. Given all of the assumptions of the analysis, here are a few highlights of the results: · Projected corn prices …

Agribusiness, Corn, Cotton, Grains, Soybean, Swine

Better #Cotton Through @BASFAgProducts Science

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Priaxor® fungicide was just registered for use on cotton recently and Engenia™ herbicide for dicamba-tolerant cotton is expected to be approved by the end of this year, giving cotton farmers two new tools to use in the field. Dr. Dan Westberg with BASF Ag Products says they are very excited about the Priaxor registration. “This is a combination of …

Audio, BASF, Cotton, Crop Protection, Video

Planted Acreage Update From USDA

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA is forecasting the third largest corn crop and the second largest soybean crop on record in a new planted acreage update released today. U.S. growers are forecast to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, according to the report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). That is actually a four percent decrease from last year’s production, but …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, MGEX, Soybean, USDA, Wheat

Record Beans, Lower Corn in New Acreage Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates 85.1 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States this year, up two percent from last year and setting a new record high. In contrast, growers planted an estimated 88.9 million acres to corn, the lowest corn acreage since 2010. Record high soybean planted acreage is estimated in …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, MGEX, Soybean, USDA, Wheat

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