New options abound, but the fundamentals haven’t changed
Many cotton growers are hoping an economic incentive put in place under the Obama administration will get new life in the Trump administration.
Letter says $300 million ginners program should be permanent.
Tennessee is the latest state to limit use of dicamba pesticide from Monsanto Co. This marks the fourth state to halt its use over claims of lost crops due to drift.
Farmers in Missouri can again purchase and use new dicamba formulations over-the-top use in soybeans and cotton—with a few additional requirements.
See all of the report data, coverage and analysis of USDA's June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports.
See the 2017 state acreage numbers for cotton.
See all of the pre-report data, coverage and analysis ahead of the USDA's June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports.
Cotton output in India, the world’s biggest grower, may increase to a three-year high as some farmers plant more of the fiber on better returns compared to other crops.
As Louisiana gets hit with heavy rain from Tropical Storm Cindy, the Pelican State has already experienced a wet spring, but it hasn’t hurt the corn crop.
On the doorstep of an immediate in-crop use ban, the dicamba issue is hanging in limbo after a roller coaster ride.
Reports of dicamba drift incidents are pouring in and producer concerns are mounting, particularly with the echoes of 2016 still fresh across farmland. Pared down, the damage is alarming and there are plenty of passes left in the spray season.
Dicamba faces a potential immediate and total row crop use ban, pending approval by the plant board and a further green light from Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson.
To date, Arkansas has received more than 50 complaints of dicamba drift, damaging thousands upon thousands of acres. That number has room to grow as much of the season remains. The state received just 32 dicamba complaints in 2016.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is forecasting a big cotton crop in the United States this year at 12.2 million acres overall, a 21 percent increase from 2016.
USDA is forecasting a large cotton crop in the U.S. this year which could mean new growers coming online but the financial picture may hold some cotton acres back.
BASF and Syngenta are among companies that have submitted preliminary bids for assets that Bayer plans to sell in order to get regulatory approval for its $66 billion takeover of seeds giant Monsanto, according to people familiar with the matter.
Auxin herbicides are devastating to sensitive crops, know your risk.
Over the last several weeks, cotton prices have seen a decent run in prices. Ashley Arrington, founder of AgriAuthority, told AgDay host Clinton Griffiths cotton markets can be “dramatic at times, especially in relation to the July contract.”
Cotton planting is on pace for 2017, just one point behind the five-year average in the nation’s top cotton producing states, according to the USDA.
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