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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. 

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The Hutchinson and Hansford Cotton Production Meeting, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Aug. 22 at the Adobe Walls Gin, located at 10175 Farm-to-Market Road 51 between Stinnett and Spearman.

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A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rain-fed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap.

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The American Cotton Producers, chaired by Shawn Holladay, joined the Cotton Foundation’s membership at the recent joint summer meeting in Austin, Texas, to review several of the NCC’s primary policy issues.

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Corteva Agriscience offers farmers another tool to control destructive insects by announcing an expanded federal label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Transform WG insecticide with Isoclast active. Eight new crops, including corn and alfalfa, are on the expanded label, whic…

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While rainfall is important for crop production, the amounts falling across the High Plains have negatively impacted row crops and agricultural operations, with potential effects extending into the summer growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Arkansas farmers besieged by floodwaters, rain-filled forecasts and sprouting weeds are seeing another threat crawling toward their valuable crops in the form of numerous, hungry pests.

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“Cotton & Conservation” is the title of a new series of videos being developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

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The June 11 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed the effects of trade and weather on crops and livestock in the United States.

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The success of the High Plains cotton industry, like any group effort, is directly tied to the willingness of qualified individuals to volunteer to serve in various leadership positions. To identify these volunteers, the High Plains cotton industry caucuses each year with other cotton groups…

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Favorable weather would be welcome news for farmers wanting to plant their corn and soybean crops.

Persistent moisture, which has included a deluge of rain in some areas as well as colder than normal temperatures, reduced preparation time.Nationwide, the USDA estimated earlier this year about 92.8 million acres of corn were projected to be planted this spring and about 84.6 million acres of soybeans.

Yield loss can happen when smaller plants compete for nutrients and sunlight with larger, earlier-emerging plants. Smaller plants will likely produce barren or small ears.

Seeds that emerge 10 days behind their row mates lessen in-row yield potential. Studies vary, but agronomists in Wisconsin and Illinois estimated losses at 8 to 10 percent in older research, says MU Extension corn specialist Greg Luce.

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A wetter and cooler May has many Oklahoma cotton growers reaching for their soil thermometers before hitting the fields. With seed availability already at critical lows, it’s vital that growers plant the seed they have been able to source in as optimum environment as possible because replant…

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Ed Bynum, Texas AgriLife Extension entomologist, cautions cotton growers in regions with large corn acreage to be on the lookout for bollworms building resistance to the Bt traits found in genetically engineered corn and cottons.

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Phillip Burnett, a former chief staff executive for the National Cotton Council, received the 2018 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. He was honored during the National Cotton Council’s recent annual meeting held in San Antonio, Texas.

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The late Robert H. Chapman, III, who had a passion for textile manufacturing and who served as chairman, chief executive officer, and treasurer of Inman Mills in Spartanburg, South Carolina, received the 17th Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award. He was honored at the National Cotton Co…

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The Canadian County OSU Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting the annual spring crops conference, Feb. 26.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at the Canadian County Fair Grounds Education Building, 220 N. Country Club Rd, El Reno, Oklahoma.

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Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14 to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program, launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1. Since its launc…

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As temperatures rise and thoughts turn to spring planting, many producers will need to update their training if they are planting dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.