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

Bayer Panel Buzzes About Bees

Kristin Liska

One of the most important topics discussed at the Ag Issues Forum was the buzz about bee health and what is being done to address declining bee colonies. One of the panelists was Laurie Adams, executive director of the Pollinator Partnership. Laurie stressed that collaboration between all parties is needed to protect all pollinators, including bees. Listen to my interview …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Cotton, pollinators

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Manager

Chuck Zimmerman

Meet Tim Price. He’s the manager of the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show and Executive Director of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. Tim is very passionate about agriculture and his community. You will hear that in our interview at the start of this year’s show. And for those of you who do not know what a cotton gin is, you …

Ag Group, Audio, Cotton

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Memphis, TN. While the rest of the ZimmComm Team continues our annual coverage of the Commodity Classic I’m attending my first ever Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. We’ve got a big crowd at the Cook Convention Center. I’m collecting some interviews to share of course so expect more from Memphis over the coming days mixed in with lots …

Agribusiness, Cotton, FMC