Cotton http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en The synthetics wars: Cotton’s biggest challenge http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/synthetics-wars-cotton-s-biggest-challenge <div class="node-body article-body">"We’re at war with synthetic fabrics," says Bill Gallon, "and if we win this fight we’ll boost consumption and demand for U.S. growers’ premium cotton.”</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/synthetics-wars-cotton-s-biggest-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/synthetics-wars-cotton-s-biggest-challenge#comments Cotton Cotton Cotton Incorporated Marketing and Promotion State Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:01:00 +0000 137451 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Disruptive policies in China have put cotton at &ldquo;a severe competitive disadvantage&rdquo; to synthetics within China, the No. 1 textile producing country in the world, says Bill&nbsp;Gillon.&mdash;Getty Images/ChinaFotoPress</strong></em></p> Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events <div class="node-body article-body">Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Events Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:04:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com Could we eradicate the boll weevil again? Maybe not http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/could-we-eradicate-boll-weevil-again-maybe-not <div class="node-body blog-body">There's no guarantee cotton producers could eradicate the boll weevil if they had it to do over again given the political and regulatory climate they face today. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/could-we-eradicate-boll-weevil-again-maybe-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/could-we-eradicate-boll-weevil-again-maybe-not#comments Cotton Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:42:00 +0000 137781 at http://deltafarmpress.com Jeff Harris: Honey bee deaths predate ag chemicals http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/jeff-harris-honey-bee-deaths-predate-ag-chemicals <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental and anti-pesticide activists have made honey bee deaths “the poster child” of their ongoing crusade against ag chemicals, particularly neonicotinoids, says Jeff Harris.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/jeff-harris-honey-bee-deaths-predate-ag-chemicals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/jeff-harris-honey-bee-deaths-predate-ag-chemicals#comments Cotton Soybeans Cotton Fruits Soybean Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:43:00 +0000 137291 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><strong><em>Jeff Harris discusses the finer points of honey bee care with participants in Mississippi State University&rsquo;s week-long beekeeping camp.</em></strong></p> A hunting trip and the far-reaching impact of a tiny insect http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hunting-trip-and-far-reaching-impact-tiny-insect <div class="node-body blog-body">Thanks to the boll weevil eradication program, the pest that ruined crops, fortunes, and lives is now history in Mississippi and the entire cotton belt, save for a small slice of south Texas.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hunting-trip-and-far-reaching-impact-tiny-insect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hunting-trip-and-far-reaching-impact-tiny-insect#comments Cotton Boll weevil Columnists Cotton Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:08:00 +0000 137691 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>&ldquo;The boll weevil dramatically changed my part of the world,&quot; says Mike McCormick, &quot;and it had a far-reaching impact on the lives of farmers and the economies of communities across the cotton belt.&quot;&nbsp;</strong></em></p> Independent crop consultants - great service, great value http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/independent-crop-consultants-great-service-great-value <div class="field-byline"> Patrick R. Shepard, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Members of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association benefit growers’ bottom line. Its members have served the state's farmers since 1973.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/independent-crop-consultants-great-service-great-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/independent-crop-consultants-great-service-great-value#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:07:00 +0000 137671 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Byrne Carpenter, left,&nbsp;Nichino&nbsp;America,&nbsp;Senatobia, Miss., and Tim Sanders, right, Sanders Ag Consulting, Sarah, Miss., with L.B. Davis, Davis Ag Consulting, Tupelo, Miss., at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association held earlier this year. Davis</em><em>, who is 90, is still an active consultant and travels in many states with his business. He is one of the earliest members of the association and says proudly, &ldquo;I still have a driver&rsquo;s license.&rdquo;</em></p> NCC continuing to seek a path for cottonseed 'other oilseed' designation http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-continuing-seek-path-cottonseed-other-oilseed-designation <div class="node-body video-body">Cotton industry leaders plan to renew efforts to have cottonseed designated as an other oilseed either in Congress or with the new administration.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-continuing-seek-path-cottonseed-other-oilseed-designation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-continuing-seek-path-cottonseed-other-oilseed-designation#comments Cotton Soybeans Markets Government Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:24:00 +0000 137661 at http://deltafarmpress.com Rising cost of production spurred cotton’s efforts to find relief http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/rising-cost-production-spurred-cotton-s-efforts-find-relief <div class="node-body video-body">As cotton market revenues and costs of production widened, cotton industry sought government assistance to help producers narrow the gap.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/rising-cost-production-spurred-cotton-s-efforts-find-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/rising-cost-production-spurred-cotton-s-efforts-find-relief#comments Cotton Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:36:00 +0000 137601 at http://deltafarmpress.com Celebrating 50 years: The Cotton Research and Promotion Act http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/celebrating-50-years-cotton-research-and-promotion-act <div class="node-body article-body">“American cotton has enjoyed a lot of success with this program,” says Bill Gillon of the Cotton Research and Promotion Act since it's creation in 1966.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/celebrating-50-years-cotton-research-and-promotion-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/celebrating-50-years-cotton-research-and-promotion-act#comments Cotton Cotton Marketing and Promotion State Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:27:00 +0000 137591 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Producers get a firsthand look at the Cotton Incorporated research facilities supported by their per bale checkoff dollars.</strong></em></p> Nicosia to provide market analysis during network broadcast Friday http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/nicosia-provide-market-analysis-during-network-broadcast-friday <div class="field-deck"> Panel of experts to provide commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ag Market Network broadcast from New York Cotton Exchange to include presentation by Joe Nicosia and other cotton market analysts.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/nicosia-provide-market-analysis-during-network-broadcast-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/nicosia-provide-market-analysis-during-network-broadcast-friday#comments Cotton Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:31:00 +0000 137581 at http://deltafarmpress.com