Cotton en 4 things to know about Panama Canal expansion opening <div class="node-body article-body">The Panama Canal expansion, which has been touted for what it will do for global trade, opened officially June 26 when a Chinese megaship successfully eased through the manmade canal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Managing the Margins Soybeans Import and Export Soybean Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120721 at For the bees: Bayer, Wildlife Society to plant 25 million wildflowers <div class="node-body article-body">The Bayer Bee Care program and the Wildlife Society are working together toward the goal of planting 25 million pollinator-attractant wildflower seeds by the fall with the aim of increasing nutrition options for honeybees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Trade Associations Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000 120711 at <p>The planting will occur later in the fall, just in time for the pollinator buffet to bloom and establish spring 2017 forage.&nbsp;</p> If you got a bad cotton stand, you’re not alone and here’s why <div class="node-body article-body">Despite best efforts by growers, cotton planting conditions this spring were not favorable for even the-most vigorous of cotton seed to emerge without difficulty in some locations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:26:00 +0000 120701 at The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved <div class="node-body blog-body">My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Fruits Legislation Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 120671 at Is chemigation good enough to control stink bugs in cotton? <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pesticide application through center pivot irrigation systems, called chemigation, could allow Georgia cotton growers to treat multiple fields while lowering application cost.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Center Pivot Cotton Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:08:00 +0000 120661 at <p>In laboratory tests, a University of Georgia researcher compared the effectiveness of insecticide dilutions to control stinkbugs through use of a ground rig and through chemigation.</p> Cotton market: No place is perfect but avoid the ‘pessimistic’ zone <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coming off a disappointing 2015 cotton market and looking in the eyes of another relatively low price year, cotton market risk management and good yields may be what saves some farm businesses.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:31:00 +0000 120611 at <p>Flexibility is important in today&rsquo;s global cotton environment.&nbsp; Prices can change quickly and abruptly.&nbsp; Contracting (for a fixed price) is a useful and popular risk-management tool but in an &ldquo;LDP environment&rdquo; could also be risky.</p> Sustainable agriculture will be a process, not a revolution <div class="field-byline"> National Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sustainability is the leading agricultural challenge of the 21st century because feeding, fueling and clothing 9 billion people will take new practices, new data collection and management and stronger connections to consumers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Precision Farming Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120531 at New Research Triangle Park-based business wants to fund ag startups <div class="node-body article-body">As John Dombrosky sees it, great research and new technology in agriculture doesn’t do much good until it can be used right on the farm to improve farm income.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Managing the Margins Soybeans Inputs Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:51:00 +0000 120411 at <p>John Dombrosky, CEO of AgTech Accelerator, says the venture plans to raise $30 million this year to fund new and innovative ag startup companies .</p> Aerial photos: Bonnie and Colin flood Carolina farms, leave mess behind <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here is what it looked like, from the air, June 7 on some North Carolina farms after tropical storms dumped heavy rain on young or just-planted crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:05:00 +0000 120471 at Get the details of new cotton ginning, cost-share program <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton Ginning Cost Share Payments will be calculated by multiplying certified acres times regional payment rate times a producer’s share of the crop.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Cotton Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000 120441 at <p>Cotton ginning cost-share program payments do not count against the 2014 farm bill payment limitations.</p>