The top planted cotton variety in the Mid-South in 2014 was ST 4946 GLB2, while the No. 1 variety across all cotton producing states was PHY 499 WRF. The Deltapine brand was the most popular brand in the United States in 2014, according to USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service....More
The 2014 cotton crop was late getting started, and harvest has been delayed due to severe weather. But with open weather over the next few weeks, producers should be able to wrap up picking quickly....More
Short-term, there is some artificial tightness in the cotton market, according to Jarral Neeper, president, Calcot, Ltd., Bakersfield, Calif. But by the end of the year, the large supply could again be looming....More
Cotton Incorporated has announced the formation of a Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame, which will annually recognize U.S. cotton industry leaders that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general.
“As the Research and Promotion Program approaches its 50th year, we felt the time was right to acknowledge the contributions of those who have helped shape the modern cotton industry,” says Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton Incorporated....More
USDA, staff with the Senate Agriculture Committee and the office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, R-Miss., will be available at two listening sessions at which agriculture producers in Mississippi can provide input and ask questions about new programs authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014....More