Cotton en The 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Cotton Incorporated Marketing and Promotion State Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:01:00 +0000 137451 at <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> Could we eradicate the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:42:00 +0000 137781 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Cotton Fruits Soybean Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:43:00 +0000 137291 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Boll weevil Columnists Cotton Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:08:00 +0000 137691 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:07:00 +0000 137671 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Markets Government Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:24:00 +0000 137661 at Rising cost of production spurred cotton’s efforts to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:36:00 +0000 137601 at Celebrating 50 years: The 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Marketing and Promotion State Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:27:00 +0000 137591 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:31:00 +0000 137581 at Cotton prices rise on commodity funds and fundamentals <div class="node-body video-body">The recent jump in cotton futures is being attributed to buying by commodity hedge funds, but there are reasons the funds moved in, analysts say.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:38:00 +0000 137571 at