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Uncertainty surrounding the spread of coronavirus has Texas cotton producers in limbo regarding their crop options for 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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The National Cotton Ginners Association continues to urge ginners to complete USDA Agricultural Research Service’s 2019 Cost of Ginning Survey.

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For cotton growers in the Southern Plains, dealing with a short-season environment presents some challenges that take intense management on the part of the producer. Oklahoma State University Cotton Extension Specialist Seth Byrd, spoke recently at the High Plains Journal–sponsored Cotton U …

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At the recent Beltwide Cotton Conference in Austin, Texas, Dan Fromme was named the 2020 Cotton Extension Specialist of the Year. Fromme is an associate professor and state specialist in cotton, corn and grain sorghum at Louisiana State University’s AgCenter. The award, sponsored by BASF, wa…

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United States cotton producers intend to plant 13 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.5% from 2019 (based on U.S. Department of Agriculture’s February 2020 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 39th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.

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All Oklahoma producers and applicators who plan to apply XtendiMax, FeXapan, Engenia to dicamba-tolerant cotton or soybeans in 2020 will need training.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties will host the Northeast Panhandle Summer Crops Conference Feb. 20 at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus, 2314 S. Jefferson St., Perryton.

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At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Feb. 3 announced the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The…

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The Annual Cotton Seed Variety Meeting will be held at the Great Plains Cotton Gin Office in Minco, Oklahoma. The office is located east of Minco on Highway 37. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Visit with area cotton producers and industry representatives. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.…

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will conduct the annual Pre-Plant Producer Update Meeting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon.

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The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Jan. 28 at Ag Producers Cotton Gin, 10750 Farm-to-Market Road 759, Spearman.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its January 2020 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Jan. 10.

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Knowing how to grow a crop is important, but learning how to market that crop is equally vital to surviving in today’s agricultural climate. That’s what feed grain and cotton producers should focus on going into 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

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The multi-county Top of Texas Cotton Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 15 at the M. K. Brown Auditorium, 1100 W. Coronado Drive, Pampa.

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The Deltapine New Product Evaluators program recently released the class of 2020 cotton seed varieties that will be available for purchasing. Experimental varieties are tested by commercial NPE growers and the highest performing varieties are chosen to be released to farmers for purchasing.

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The Big Easy was full of cotton growers for the 2019 Deltapine New Product Evaluator Summit Dec. 13 and 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Keylon Gholston, Deltapine product manager within the Bayer Corporation, says the NPE program was born in 2007 when the company produced the first Bollgar…

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has released an updated 2020 High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer budgeting tool just in time to help Texas High Plains producers plan for the new year, said Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo.

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Arkansas cotton growers may remember 2019 as one of their better years, despite a downward revision of expected yields, said Bill Robertson, extension cotton agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, Dec. 10, and it didn’t have much good news for farmers.

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following cotton conditions for the week ending Dec. 2:

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Agricultural producers and others interested in learning the latest information about best crop production practices for southwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains should register now to attend the Jan. 22 to 23, 2020, Red River Crops Conference in Altus.

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following cotton conditions for the week ending Nov. 24:

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Cotton is sensitive to water stress at different growth stages, needing water at specific times to produce a high-yielding crop. A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study investigated the best strategies to improve irrigation water-use efficiency while maintaining high yields.

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following cotton conditions for the week ending Nov. 18:

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Cotton harvest is in full swing right now. These bales of cotton were sitting outside the Farmers Co-oP Gin in Childress, Texas. (Journal photo by Lacey Newlin.)

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, Nov. 8, which showed the affect of a tough growing season and challenging fall harvest across much of the United States.

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After a mild weekend of sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s, much of Arkansas found itself dealing with widespread rains and falling mercury throughout Monday. Tuesday, the state awoke to a morning that declared itself as “winter” in no uncertain terms.

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following cotton conditions for the week ending Nov. 10:

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Farmers looking for information about capitalizing on sustainability for their cotton farms should make plans to attend the first ever Cotton U, Dec. 5, at the Amarillo Farm Show, Amarillo, Texas, to learn about a new pilot program initiated by the National Cotton Council.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report Oct. 10 as several major crops are now projected to see a decline in harvested bushels.

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Oct. 20, cotton conditions were as follows in the High Plains Journal coverage area:

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For the week ending Oct. 13, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following cotton crop conditions:

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USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following cotton conditions for the week ending Oct. 6:

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There’s a new gin in the Panhandle to help handle the cotton boom. Lonestar Gin cut the ribbon on its new state of the art facility just outside of Pampa, Texas, Sept. 25.

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Building on a successful first year, PhytoGen, the U.S. cottonseed brand of Corteva Agriscience, will again team with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program for 2020. PhytoGen will again organize denim collection drives at industry events across the Cotton Belt to …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting public comment on a petition from the Monsanto Company seeking deregulation of a cotton variety genetically engineered for resistance to certain insects, primarily those of the Lygus genus. The petiti…

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The Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Goodwell, Oklahoma, showcased the latest research into fall crops and new cotton varieties, as well as displayed irrigation technologies to help farmers get the most out of their applied water, Sept. 11.

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Texas has a long history of growing cotton. It’s a resilient crop, able to withstand big swings in temperature fairly well. However, growing cotton in the same fields year after year can be a bad idea. Nutrients can get depleted. Disease can lurk in the ground during the winter season, only …

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According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Sept. 22, cotton conditions in High Plains Journal’s coverage area were reported as follows:

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The Sept. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the United States Department of Agriculture brought some good news to soybean growers and dairymen, while corn growers saw a dimmer light at the end of the tunnel.