New technologies stand at the cusp of entering cotton fields
While livestock producers' interest in equipment has waned lately, it's the row and specialty crop sectors that are gaining strength today.
Growers who are interested in USDA’s targeted assistance program for cotton producers need to sign up quickly. USDA’s Aug. 5 deadline is quickly approaching.
See the latest USDA Crop Progress report, released Monday, July 18.
In 2016 whether corn, soybean or cotton biotech acres rose or fell was highly dependent on state. Surprisingly, some key players in corn and soybean production saw a slight drop in biotech acres.
See all of the report data, coverage and analysis of USDA's June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports.
Cotton area planted and harvested by type, from USDA.
With no expectations for higher commodity prices or lower production costs, it’s important to look at the economic factors that are behind the increase in estimated cotton acres for 2016 compared to 2015.
Starting June 20, 2016, until Aug. 5, 2016, eligible cotton farmers will be able to sign up for a one-time cost share payment from USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). Average assistance per producer is expected to be around $4,200 to $8,100.
U.S. ending stocks are now forecast at 4.1 million bales for 2015/16 and 4.8 million bales for 2016/17.
If you’re dealing with herbicide-resistant weeds, you may want to consider adding cover crops to your weed-management strategy.
With relatively low commodity prices, a worldwide oversupply and a reduction in American cotton gins, U.S. cotton farmers are well aware of their current struggles. That makes a new cost-share assistance program from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) all the more welcome.
Federal officials have announced that cotton producers across the country will receive an estimated $300 million as part of a cotton ginning cost-share program.
Cotton gins are disappearing as Arkansas farmers abandon cotton for more profitable crops.
Food blogger Vani Hari is known as an eager critic of how food is produced and consumed who tends to draw strong followers – and detractors. Her latest, a hit piece on cottonseed oil, drew a lengthy response from Cotton Incorporated.
That huge thud you heard Tuesday morning was the sound of the National Academies of Sciences weighing in on GMOs. And the news is good for supporters of the technology.
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, will temporarily suspend its operations in Burkina Faso after the West African country’s government moved to stop production of genetically modified cotton.
USDA's Crop Progress report shows cotton as 40% planted, which is on track with the five-year average.
For cotton farmers, tarnished plant bugs are a major insect pest. For that reason, they’re asking the EPA to decide more quickly on a pending Section 18 request to use an insecticide that can help.
Cotton area planted, harvested and yield by type. Cotton production and bales ginned by type.
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