Cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Photos: NCC cotton grower tour of Idaho agriculture http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-ncc-cotton-grower-tour-idaho-agriculture <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>About a dozen cotton growers from across the&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-ncc-cotton-grower-tour-idaho-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-ncc-cotton-grower-tour-idaho-agriculture#comments Cotton Barley Corn Grapes Wheat Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:48:00 +0000 168641 at http://westernfarmpress.com NCC tour creates better cotton producers, leaders http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/ncc-tour-creates-better-cotton-producers-leaders <div class="node-body blog-body">The June trip included about a dozen cotton growers from across the cotton belt – from Arizona to Georgia and many states in between. They traveled by bus across southeastern Idaho. The vehicle’s bug-hit windshield was evidence of the 1,100-mile adventure.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/ncc-tour-creates-better-cotton-producers-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/ncc-tour-creates-better-cotton-producers-leaders#comments Cotton Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:06:00 +0000 168621 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>The National Cotton Council&rsquo;s 10<sup>th</sup> annual Multi-Commodity Exchange Program, sponsored by John Deere, included from left: front row &ndash; Allan Fuchs, Garden City, Texas; Kelly Olson, Boise, Idaho; Jim Whitaker, McGehee, Ark.; Andrew Grobmeyer, Little Rock, Ark.; Curtis Berry, Robinsonville, Miss.; Stacey Satterlee, Boise, Idaho; Lee Cromley, Brooklet, Ga.; and Craig Brown, Memphis, Tenn. Back row: Tommy Moore, Somerville, Tenn.; Barry Evans, Kress, Texas; Steve Olson, Plainview, Texas; Herbert Price, Dixie, Ga.; John Gibson, Memphis, Tenn.; Sam Spruell, Mt. Hope, Ala.; Dean Wells, Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Justin Place, Hamer, Idaho.&nbsp;</strong></p> Cotton growers discover Idaho grows more than 'taters' http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-growers-discover-idaho-grows-more-taters <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Idaho agriculture is perhaps best known for its &lsquo;spud-ilicious&rsquo; potatoes yet the Gem State&rsquo;s almost $8 billion farming industry is a diverse combination of about 185 commodities ranging from livestock to barley, alfalfa, trout, dry edible beans, and wheat.</p> <p>In mid-June, a dozen U.S. cotton and rice farmers toured farms and processing facilities in southeastern Idaho as part of the National Cotton Council of America&rsquo;s (NCC) 10<sup>th</sup> annual Multi-Commodity Exchange Program (MCEP), sponsored by John Deere.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-growers-discover-idaho-grows-more-taters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-growers-discover-idaho-grows-more-taters#comments Cotton Alfalfa Almonds Dry Beans Grapes Pecans Pistachios Vegetables Walnuts Wheat Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:33:00 +0000 168591 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>National Cotton Council&rsquo;s 10<sup>th</sup> annual Multi-Commodity Exchange Program: front row &ndash; Allan Fuchs, Garden City, Texas; Kelly Olson, Boise, Idaho; Jim Whitaker, McGehee, Ark.; Andrew Grobmeyer, Little Rock, Ark.; Curtis Berry, Robinsonville, Miss.; Stacey Satterlee, Boise, Idaho; Lee Cromley, Brooklet, Ga.; and Craig Brown, Memphis, Tenn. Back row: Tommy Moore, Somerville, Tenn.; Barry Evans, Kress, Texas; Steve Olson, Plainview, Texas; Herbert Price, Dixie, Ga.; John Gibson, Memphis, Tenn.; Sam Spruell, Mt. Hope, Ala.; Dean Wells, Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Justin Place, Hamer, Idaho.&nbsp;</strong></p> Sunbelt leaders to tour Idaho agricultural operations http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/sunbelt-leaders-tour-idaho-agricultural-operations <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a name="OLE_LINK2">Sunbelt farmers will see a diverse range of agricultural production and processing operations in southern Idaho on June 20-23 as part of the National Cotton Council&rsquo;s (NCC) Multi-Commodity Education Program (MCEP).</a></p> <p>Launched in 2006, the MCEP is coordinated by NCC&rsquo;s Member Services staff and local leaders and organizations. The program is supported by The Cotton Foundation with a grant from John Deere.</p> <p>The program is designed to provide its participants with:</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/sunbelt-leaders-tour-idaho-agricultural-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/sunbelt-leaders-tour-idaho-agricultural-operations#comments Cotton Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:36:00 +0000 167971 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Sunbelt farmers will visit barley (pictured) and other farming operations in southern Idaho June 20-23 during the National Cotton Council&#39;s 2016 Multi-Commodity Education Program tour. Photo: Scott Barbour, Getty Images.</p> California cotton acreage trends up 26 percent http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-cotton-acreage-trends-26-percent <div class="field-deck"> More complete numbers should be available in July </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California cotton acreage is up 26 percent in 2016 after hitting lows last year not seen since the Great Depression.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-cotton-acreage-trends-26-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-cotton-acreage-trends-26-percent#comments Cotton Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:04:00 +0000 167921 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>After California cotton acreage hit lows in 2015 not seen since the Great Depression, acreage figures this year look to be upwards of 26 percent higher than last. Total California acreage in 2016 looks to be more than 209,000 acres.</p> Study reports 'inconvenient truth' about GMO's http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/study-reports-inconvenient-truth-about-gmos <div class="node-body blog-body">Report spells out why we should not fear GMOs</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/study-reports-inconvenient-truth-about-gmos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/study-reports-inconvenient-truth-about-gmos#comments Cotton Government Crops Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 16:04:00 +0000 167321 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photos: A better way to irrigate cotton in Arizona? http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-better-way-irrigate-cotton-arizona <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Kevin Bronson and Kelly Thorp of the&nbsp;USDA&#39;s Agricultural Research Service in Maricop, Ariz. are in the third year of field tests to determine if the there is a better way to irrigate&nbsp;cotton in the Grand Canyon State other than traditionally flooding fields.</p> <p>Two separate&nbsp;field studies at the Maricopa Agricultural Center are testing two methods: an overhead sprinkler system guided by precision agriculture tools to place water only where needed and only how much is really needed in the field; and buried drip - a.k.a. subsurface drip irrigation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-better-way-irrigate-cotton-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-better-way-irrigate-cotton-arizona#comments Cotton Fertilizers Flood Other Piped Water Sat, 14 May 2016 15:16:00 +0000 167181 at http://westernfarmpress.com ARS targets next generation Arizona cotton irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ars-targets-next-generation-arizona-cotton-irrigation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Water for agricultural irrigation is the most precious natural resource in western agriculture. Due to ever tightening water supplies, more attention is being focused on shifting from flood-irrigated cotton to more efficient systems which could include sprinkler and buried drip systems.</p> <p>This could happen sooner rather than later.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ars-targets-next-generation-arizona-cotton-irrigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ars-targets-next-generation-arizona-cotton-irrigation#comments Cotton Cereal Grains Flood Irrigation Equipment Other Piped Water Sat, 14 May 2016 00:22:00 +0000 167171 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>An irrigated cotton field trial,&nbsp;using an overhead sprinkler system&nbsp;instead of traditional flood irrigation, is underway at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service&rsquo;s U.S. Arid-Land Agriculture Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz. &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> More water could bolster western cotton acres http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/more-water-could-bolster-western-cotton-acres <div class="field-deck"> Grower intentions total 362,000 acres in Arizona, California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers could plant 362,000 acres of cotton in the West in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/more-water-could-bolster-western-cotton-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/more-water-could-bolster-western-cotton-acres#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 09 May 2016 12:02:00 +0000 166961 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Cotton acreage in the West could be somewhat improved from last year though weather is challenging planting season for growers in California and Arizona.</p> Integrated brown stink bug control in western cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/integrated-brown-stink-bug-control-western-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Brad Robb, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2011, the telephone in the Arizona Pest Management Center at the University of Arizona (UA) started ringing. Farmers and pest control advisors (PCAs) from Central Arizona and along the Colorado River on the Arizona-California border were reporting elevated levels of brown stink bugs (BSB) in Upland cotton.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/integrated-brown-stink-bug-control-western-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/integrated-brown-stink-bug-control-western-cotton#comments Cotton Stink bugs Sun, 01 May 2016 20:44:00 +0000 166831 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Lydia Brown of the University of Arizona conducts research to minimize the impact of the brown stink bug in cotton fields.</strong></p>