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

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