Cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en NCC survey: 6.2 percent increase in U.S. cotton acreage http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-survey-62-percent-increase-us-cotton-acreage <div class="field-deck"> Far West acreage forecast jumps 24 percent </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. cotton farmers will increase their acres in 2016 despite the less-than-rosy forecast for cotton future prices, according to the National Cotton Council&rsquo;s Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.</p> <p>The survey, released at the NCC&rsquo;s annual meeting in Dallas, said producers intend to plant 9.1 million acres of cotton, up 6.2 percent from 2015&rsquo;s 8.58 million acres. The latter were the lowest plantings since 1983.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-survey-62-percent-increase-us-cotton-acreage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-survey-62-percent-increase-us-cotton-acreage#comments Cotton Drought Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:57:00 +0000 164791 at http://westernfarmpress.com Southeast cotton: High fiber quality varieties show promise for growers in 2016 http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/southeast-cotton-high-fiber-quality-varieties-show-promise-growers-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Brad Haire, Southeast Farm Press </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For the past two years or more, all of the U.S. cottonseed companies have provided upland cotton varieties that offer extremely high fiber quality, which is certainly good news for U.S. cotton farmers.</p> <p>As farmers look for cotton varieties that will perform well on their farms this year, they would be well advised to plant some of their acreage to the varieties with high fiber quality, if they have the management capabilities to produce top quality cotton, says Kater Hake, vice president of agricultural and environmental research at Cotton Incorporated.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/southeast-cotton-high-fiber-quality-varieties-show-promise-growers-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/southeast-cotton-high-fiber-quality-varieties-show-promise-growers-2016#comments Cotton Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:32:00 +0000 164431 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Kater Hake of Cotton Incorporated in&nbsp;front of a ring spinner at Cotton Incorporated&rsquo;s research center in Cary, N.C.&nbsp;</p> 2016 cotton variety options for California, Arizona http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2016-cotton-variety-options-california-arizona <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The 2016 cotton planting season is just around the corner and growers are busily studying variety information to make the best seed selections for their farm operations. This article includes cotton information based on last year&rsquo;s crop results, plus new varieties available to growers this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>California</strong></p> <p>In 2015, Dow AgroSciences&rsquo; Phytogen cotton seed brand was the top planted Pima- and Upland Acala-type cottons in the Golden State, followed by Bayer CropScience&rsquo;s FiberMax and Stoneville cotton.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2016-cotton-variety-options-california-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2016-cotton-variety-options-california-arizona#comments Cotton Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:13:00 +0000 164331 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Arizona and California cotton growers have a wide variety of seed options for the 2016 crop.</strong></p> Cotton: Marc Lewkowitz is new Supima president-CEO http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-marc-lewkowitz-new-supima-president-ceo <div class="field-deck"> Takes over reins from Jesse Curlee </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Marc Lewkowitz is the new president and chief executive officer of Supima, effective Jan. 1, 2016.</p> <p>Lewkowitz previously served as Supima&rsquo;s executive vice-president for the last 12 years developing the Supima brand. &nbsp;He succeeds Jesse Curlee, who recently retired after 36 years with the organization.</p> <p>Supima is a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cotton organization representing the producers of American Pima cotton in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and the El Paso region of Texas. Supima also has offices in Fresno, Calif. and New York.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-marc-lewkowitz-new-supima-president-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-marc-lewkowitz-new-supima-president-ceo#comments Cotton Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:46:00 +0000 164311 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Marc Lewkowitz, Supima&nbsp;president and chief executive officer.</strong></p> High Cotton Awards moving to ‘Gin Show’ http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-awards-moving-gin-show <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The High Cotton Awards, which are sponsored annually by Farm Press Publications through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, are moving to a new venue.</p> <p>Beginning in 2016, the High Cotton winners, who represent the best of the best when it comes to growing cotton in an environmentally responsible manner, will be recognized during an awards breakfast at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 26.</p> <p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-awards-moving-gin-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-awards-moving-gin-show#comments Cotton Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:26:00 +0000 164291 at http://westernfarmpress.com ‘Godzilla’ El Nino could put excitement in cotton market http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/godzilla-el-nino-could-put-excitement-cotton-market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How strong will it be? That has become the question of the year or maybe the decade for folks in the western half of the U.S. But it could also have a major impact on how much cotton the world&rsquo;s farmers produce in the coming year.</p> <p>Jarral Neeper, president of Bakersfield, Calif-based Calcot, gave two scenarios that could develop from the El Nino phenomenon that is current playing out in the Pacific Ocean when he presented the 2016 Cotton Market Outlook at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans Wednesday (Jan. 6).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/godzilla-el-nino-could-put-excitement-cotton-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/godzilla-el-nino-could-put-excitement-cotton-market#comments Cotton Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:27:00 +0000 164041 at http://westernfarmpress.com California cotton ginner Ron Nimmo passes away http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-cotton-ginner-ron-nimmo-passes-away <div class="node-body article-body"><p>California cotton&rsquo;s Ron Nimmo, manager of the Pacific Ginning Co. Gin in Firebaugh, passed away Dec. 26 after a long battle with cancer.</p> <p>Nimmo served as a board member and chairman of the California Cotton Ginners Association (CCGA).&nbsp;</p> <p>He began his career with Producer&rsquo;s Cotton Oil and later became a night ginner at Pleasant Valley Gin at Coalinga.&nbsp;He moved to Tranquillity under Jack Lyons, also as the night ginner. He was promoted to day ginner at Mesa Gin, and then moved to Westhaven Gin.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-cotton-ginner-ron-nimmo-passes-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-cotton-ginner-ron-nimmo-passes-away#comments Cotton Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:32:00 +0000 163851 at http://westernfarmpress.com Old World bollworm could threaten US cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-could-threaten-us-cotton <div class="node-body article-body">Old World bollworm could threaten US cotton and other crops</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-could-threaten-us-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-could-threaten-us-cotton#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:47:00 +0000 163611 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Greg Sword, Texas AgriLife entomologist, discusses the Old World bollworm at the recent Texas Plant Protection Association conference.</p> Cottonseed called ‘oilseed’ under farm bill would help stressed farmers http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-called-oilseed-under-farm-bill-would-help-stressed-farmers <div class="field-byline"> Brad Haire </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has the power under the current farm bill to designate cottonseed as an oilseed, which would give cotton farmers access to federal risk management options during cotton industry&rsquo;s toughest economic times in decades.</p> <p>Cotton farmers received backing for this action Dec. 15 when 100 members of congress sent Vilsack a letter formally urging him to use his legal authority to classify cottonseed as an &ldquo;other oilseed.&rdquo;</p> <p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-called-oilseed-under-farm-bill-would-help-stressed-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cottonseed-called-oilseed-under-farm-bill-would-help-stressed-farmers#comments Cotton Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:40:00 +0000 163601 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cotton plow down dates fast approaching http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plow-down-dates-fast-approaching <div class="field-deck"> California dates range from Dec. 20 to 31, depending on location </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton plow down dates set for Dec. 20 to 31, depending on location</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plow-down-dates-fast-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plow-down-dates-fast-approaching#comments Cotton Cotton Fri, 04 Dec 2015 21:06:00 +0000 163471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Cotton plow down in California must be completed by Dec. 31. Some locations have an earlier date for plow down. Be sure to check local regulations for specifics.</p>