Cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Cotton Incorporated price risk seminar is cancelled http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-price-risk-seminar-cancelled <div class="field-byline"> Cotton Incorporated </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Price risk seminar will be rescheduled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-price-risk-seminar-cancelled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-price-risk-seminar-cancelled#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:22:00 +0000 156291 at http://westernfarmpress.com 98 percent of U.S. cotton farms are family operated http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/98-percent-us-cotton-farms-are-family-operated <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Newspaper, website, and magazine headlines which assert that corporations - not families &ndash; operate the majority of U.S. farms are simply preposterous. Most farmers and ranchers already know this yet it is disheartening how many of the John Q. Public falls for such nonsense.</p> <p>If you have never heard of George Frisvold, remember his name. Frisvold is a professor and Cooperative Extension specialist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/98-percent-us-cotton-farms-are-family-operated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/98-percent-us-cotton-farms-are-family-operated#comments Cotton Farm Press Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:33:00 +0000 155541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Mark Watte: Growing cotton in California's southern San Joaquin Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-growing-cotton-californias-southern-san-joaquin-valley <div class="node-body video-body">Cotton runs deep in the veins of the Watte family of Tulare, Calif. as the family planted the first seed 56 years ago (1959). In 2014, the family grew about 1,200 acres of Pima and Upland-type cottons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-growing-cotton-californias-southern-san-joaquin-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-growing-cotton-californias-southern-san-joaquin-valley#comments Cotton Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:29:00 +0000 155431 at http://westernfarmpress.com High Cotton Award winners tout family, efficiency, conservation http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-award-winners-tout-family-efficiency-conservation <div class="node-body article-body">Five U.S. producers accept the 2015 Farm Press High Cotton Award Jan. 6 during the second day of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences held in San Antonio, Texas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-award-winners-tout-family-efficiency-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-award-winners-tout-family-efficiency-conservation#comments Cotton Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:31:00 +0000 155161 at http://westernfarmpress.com Joanne and Wark Watte, left, Tulare, Calif., are shown with Western Farm Press Editor Cary Blake after they received the High Cotton Award for the Far West. Trash talk: Contaminated cotton major industry problem http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/trash-talk-contaminated-cotton-major-industry-problem <div class="node-body article-body">The contamination of cotton from tie downs, plastics from module covers and grocery store bags, oil, grease, and other ‘trash’ picked up during the harvest and ginning processes still remains a significant threat to the U.S. natural fiber industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/trash-talk-contaminated-cotton-major-industry-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/trash-talk-contaminated-cotton-major-industry-problem#comments Cotton Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:09:00 +0000 155141 at http://westernfarmpress.com Plastic is one of the most common types of trash found in cotton during processing. Mark Watte: High Cotton Award for Western Farm Press http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-high-cotton-award-western-farm-press <div class="node-body article-body">Mark Watte, Tulare, Calif. cotton grower, wins the 2015 High Cotton Award from Western Farm Press. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-high-cotton-award-western-farm-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-high-cotton-award-western-farm-press#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:00:00 +0000 155091 at http://westernfarmpress.com The Watte Family of Tulare, Calif. From left – Mark Watte ( 2015 Western Farm Press High Cotton Award winner); Joanne Watte; Brian Watte; Matthew Watte; and Jason Starr. Watte Family: Generations of cotton-growing experience http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/watte-family-generations-cotton-growing-experience <div class="node-body gallery-body">Enjoy these photos of the Watte farm family in Tulare, Calif. Mark Watte is the winner of the 2015 Western Farm Press High Cotton Award from Western Farm Press.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/watte-family-generations-cotton-growing-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/watte-family-generations-cotton-growing-experience#comments Cotton Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:34:00 +0000 155101 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2014 in Review: Western Cotton Shippers Association http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-review-western-cotton-shippers-association <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>As 2014 draws to a close, a look back at the Western Cotton Shippers Association annual meeting held in Tubac, Ariz. and those who participated in the event.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.3333339691162px;">Participants heard speakers discuss cotton and shipping issues, included Jesse &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-review-western-cotton-shippers-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-review-western-cotton-shippers-association#comments Cotton Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:49:00 +0000 154961 at http://westernfarmpress.com New cotton genome now under public release http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/new-cotton-genome-now-under-public-release <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists release cotton genome from Gossypium arboreum</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/new-cotton-genome-now-under-public-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/new-cotton-genome-now-under-public-release#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:09:00 +0000 154451 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Researchers from Texas Tech and several private firms recently sequenced a cotton genome. The genome is now under public release.</p> Beltwide to offer sessions on new herbicide-tolerant cotton traits http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/beltwide-offer-sessions-new-herbicide-tolerant-cotton-traits <div class="node-body article-body">From a single cotton field in central Georgia in 2004, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth has spread from the Southeast to the Mid-South to the Southwest and now into several Midwestern states – all in the space of less than 10 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/beltwide-offer-sessions-new-herbicide-tolerant-cotton-traits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/beltwide-offer-sessions-new-herbicide-tolerant-cotton-traits#comments Cotton Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:58:00 +0000 154371 at http://westernfarmpress.com The Palmer amaranth weed in an Arizona cotton field.