Cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Cotton Incorporated’s Ira Livingston dies at age 70 http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-s-ira-livingston-dies-age-70 <div class="node-body article-body">Ira Livingston, a key voice in the cotton industry for three decades, died at his home in Westport, CT. on Feb. 17th. He was 70 years old. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-s-ira-livingston-dies-age-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-s-ira-livingston-dies-age-70#comments Cotton Marketing and Promotion Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:37:00 +0000 112481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Ira Livingston&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;retired from Cotton Incorporated in 2006 as&nbsp; senior vice president of consumer marketing, after more than 30 years of service.</span></p> Farm bill: Who takes the risk and who makes decisions? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is no doubt, that the 2014 farm bill is complicated. There are multiple long-lasting decisions to make. We can make an educated guess, but it is still a guess on how the next four years will play out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Farm Bill 2012 Crops Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:53:00 +0000 112661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ABOUT THE ONLY farm bill decision that is a given is whether to do a yield update or not. There is no downside to updating yields, and with the March 31 deadline extended for it and reallocation, there is still time to do it.</p> March 31 new deadline for farm bill base, yield update and ARC, PLC programs http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/march-31-new-deadline-farm-bill-base-yield-update-and-arc-plc-programs <div class="node-body article-body">A one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/march-31-new-deadline-farm-bill-base-yield-update-and-arc-plc-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/march-31-new-deadline-farm-bill-base-yield-update-and-arc-plc-programs#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Legislation Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:55:00 +0000 112611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farmers get some breathing room on base, yield decisions http://southeastfarmpress.com/farmers-get-some-breathing-room-base-yield-decisions <div class="node-body link-body">Farmers who wish to reallocate base acres and update yields can contact their county Farm Service Agency office and make an appointment to do so later if they cannot complete the paperwork by Friday’s national deadline.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/FlaPeanutPlanting3.JPG?1424806715" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/farmers-get-some-breathing-room-base-yield-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:35:00 +0000 112541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Required farmer training rolls out ahead of new cotton herbicide launch http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/required-farmer-training-rolls-out-ahead-new-cotton-herbicide-launch <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton growers and pesticide applicators in Georgia will likely be required to take training before they can use the new dicamba herbicide formulations from Monsanto or BASF.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/required-farmer-training-rolls-out-ahead-new-cotton-herbicide-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/required-farmer-training-rolls-out-ahead-new-cotton-herbicide-launch#comments Cotton Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Weeds Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:04:00 +0000 112461 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>GEORGIA FARMERS AND farm pesticide applicators lineup in Moultrie, Ga., to register for &ldquo;Using Pesticides Wisely,&rdquo; a training likely required before applicators can use the new dicamba herbicide formulations from Monsanto or BASF.</p> North Carolina must develop ports to expand ag trade http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/north-carolina-must-develop-ports-expand-ag-trade <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina is well situated to take advantage of growing trade in agriculture, but the state must develop its ports if it wants to become a major exporter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/north-carolina-must-develop-ports-expand-ag-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/north-carolina-must-develop-ports-expand-ag-trade#comments Cotton Grains Markets Soybeans Import and Export Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:27:00 +0000 112111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>On hand for the annual meeting of the Blackland Farm Managers Association Jan. 29 were Nick Piggott, NC State University Extension economist; Andrea Gibbs, Extension agent for Hyde County; and Hyde County farmer Dawson Pugh, president of the Blackland Farm Managers Association.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> See how the 2014 Georgia Quality Cotton Award winners measured up http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/see-how-2014-georgia-quality-cotton-award-winners-measured <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Cotton Commission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards were presented at the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 8th annual meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop on Jan. 28 in Tifton, Ga. The awards are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Bayer CropScience, and administered by the UGA Cotton Team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/see-how-2014-georgia-quality-cotton-award-winners-measured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/see-how-2014-georgia-quality-cotton-award-winners-measured#comments Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:39:00 +0000 112331 at http://southeastfarmpress.com John Maguire, longtime cotton policy leader, given “Hall of Honor” http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/john-maguire-longtime-cotton-policy-leader-given-hall-honor <div class="field-byline"> Southeast Farm Press </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Southern Cotton Growers Association and Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association recognized top leaders in the cotton industry with three separate awards during the groups’ joint annual meeting last month in Hilton Head, S.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/john-maguire-longtime-cotton-policy-leader-given-hall-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/john-maguire-longtime-cotton-policy-leader-given-hall-honor#comments Cotton Government Markets Miscellaneous Groups & Organizations Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:08:00 +0000 112091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Ronnie Lee, right, president of Southern Cotton Growers, presents the &ldquo;Hall of Honor&rdquo; award to John Maguire, senior vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council. Joining the two is Maquire&rsquo;s wife, Joyce.</p> Stuck: What playing around with recent cotton survey and numbers reveals http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/stuck-what-playing-around-recent-cotton-survey-and-numbers-reveals <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you plant cotton in 2015, you’ll have to be patient and wait for possible rallies this summer in the cotton market. Your worst-case scenario will be that 2015 ends up to be another 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/stuck-what-playing-around-recent-cotton-survey-and-numbers-reveals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/stuck-what-playing-around-recent-cotton-survey-and-numbers-reveals#comments Cotton Management Markets Cotton Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:07:00 +0000 112171 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE AVERAGE U.S. cotton yield for the past decade has been 822 pounds. The average abandonment for the past decade has been 16 percent. Applying this to the NCC&rsquo;s 9.43 planted acreage figure would give an estimated 2015 cotton crop of 13.6 million bales, compared to 16.08 million bales for 2014.</p> North Carolina boll weevil assessment remains at $1 per acre http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/north-carolina-boll-weevil-assessment-remains-1-acre <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2015 boll weevil assessment at $1 per acre of cotton, keeping the fee the same as in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/north-carolina-boll-weevil-assessment-remains-1-acre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/north-carolina-boll-weevil-assessment-remains-1-acre#comments Cotton Government Management Cotton Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:25:00 +0000 112141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com