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2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s 10-year budget proposal for USDA handed down Tuesday essentially serves as the White House’s marker, calling for roughly $240 billion in cuts in the next farm bill.   The Trump administration wants to lower federal spending over

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Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 24, 2017

Iconic American denim brand Wrangler today announced the launch of a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers reach the next level in sustainable growing practices. The announcement took place at the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit, where Wrangler co-hosted the

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Cotton: NCC Says Proposed 2018 Budget Works Against Its Farmers

Cotton: NCC Says Proposed 2018 Budget Works Against Its Farmers

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 24, 2017

In a statement today, the National Cotton Council (NCC) said that the Trump Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget includes a number of “extremely concerning program reductions and eliminations that… would severely compromise policies that are critical to America’s cotton

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Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax

Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax

🕔May 24, 2017

Panhandle, Kansas and southwestern Oklahoma farmers are dealing with planting delays where temps in the 40s and damp weather are not cooperating with good intentions. The South Plains could use a rain.

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DTN Cotton Open: Trades Above Prior-Day High

DTN Cotton Open: Trades Above Prior-Day High

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔May 24, 2017

Spot July posted triple-digit gain after losing ground in five of the previous six sessions. Stock markets await release of Fed May minutes later in the day. Cotton futures ticked higher early Wednesday, underpinned by suspected mill fixations after spot

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Limit Your Expectations: Perdue’s New Foreign Ag Trade Office – Policy Pennings

Limit Your Expectations: Perdue’s New Foreign Ag Trade Office – Policy Pennings

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔May 24, 2017

The new Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, released a Report to Congress (RTC) “On the proposed 2017 reorganization of the Department of Agriculture to establish an Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs” on May 11, 2017.   The

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Texas Cotton: Researchers Identify Cause of Bacterial Blight

Texas Cotton: Researchers Identify Cause of Bacterial Blight

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 24, 2017

Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and U.S. crop. And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with a sweet tooth. “It’s

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Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

Texas cotton is in a varied state of production, but one thing is common for most producers, especially dryland growers, rain is needed to improve soil moisture levels, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension

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South Georgia Cotton: Considerations Before Making Replant Decisions

South Georgia Cotton: Considerations Before Making Replant Decisions

👤By Seth McAllister, University of Georgia 🕔May 23, 2017

Farming is filled with many stressful decisions. Some are a shot in the dark and some are a little more evident, given careful deliberation of the situation. However, replanting any crop in South Georgia is never an easy pill to

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Alabama Cotton: Still Time to Re-Plant

Alabama Cotton: Still Time to Re-Plant

👤By Trey Cutts, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

Some Areas of Central Alabama experienced extremely heavy rainfall, as seen in the graphic below, over this past Saturday night (May 20-21) and heavy rain is forecasted for the next 2 days. This may cause the need for some localized

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