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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
A "perfect storm" of events engulfed the cotton industry in 2010 and 2011 as retailers tried to dig out of the recessionary hole created for them when the U.S. economy tanked in 2007 and 2008. Find out more on the cotton markets from this Delta Farm Press article.

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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cotton Incorporated President and CEO J. Berrye Worsham believes there are several keys to helping cotton stage a recovery from the situation the industry finds itself after years of a recession in the global economy, China's building of huge reserve stocks and substitution of synthetic fibers for cotton. Find out what those include from this Delta Farm Press report.

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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
While yield is certainly not the only gauge of profitability in crop production, it is among the most important. The list of priorities in crop production can vary a lot from one farm to another and from one year to another. Some of the priorities are provided in this Delta Farm Press article.

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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced the 2015-crop loan rate differentials for Upland and extra-long staple cotton. Read more on the rates from this Cotton Grower article.

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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
With cotton planting ready to begin, it's important for growers to keep the difference between seeding rates and plant populations in mind. Read more on proper seeding rates from this Cotton Grower article.

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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
The Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation announced that the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, April 24, 2015, through midnight, Eastern Time, Thursday, May 21, 2015, is zero. Read more on the program payment announcement from this AgFax.com article.

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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Charles Mitchell reviews some of the recent work with cotton to answer questions such as (1) Do I need to increase N rates on cotton for higher yields?; (2) How does soil tests compare across the region?; How fast will soil tests P drop if I fail to apply P or K fertilizers? He also looks at cotton nutrient uptake patterns as they affect fertilization strategies from this Focus on Cotton presentation.

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4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
The projected decrease in planted cotton acres in the Western region of the Cotton Belt is a major concern for producers and leadership in that area, and the industry is making adjustments to manage for the decline. Read more on these adjustments from this Cotton Farming article.

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4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
In a groundbreaking achievement led by an international team that includes Clemson scientist Chris Saski, the intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant's history. Read more on the breakthrough from this AgFax story.

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4/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Larry Oldham, Extension soil specialist, said ideal planting dates reflect the time soil temperatures typically reach the levels needed for seed germination. Read more on ideal planting times from this AgFax.com article.

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