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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
The researchers describe how they manipulated the genetic code to alter the shape of a cotton plant's leaves in potentially beneficial ways in this Southeast Farm Press article.

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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cotton is making a comeback in the Rio Grande Valley in 2017, spurred in part by new cotton technology. Read more on the comeback from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cotton prices slid below 70 cents, basis march for the first time in months as the market enters the last trading week of 2016. The 2017 calendar year should have more positive news in front of it, at least for the remaining 2016 crop year contracts, the March, May and July. Read more on cotton markets from this AgFax.com article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The 2016 crop was disappointing for many. Some of our better cotton picked three bales but there wasn't many four bale fields. Finishing the season just under our five year average will not pay the bills. Read more on the 2016 season and looking to 2017 from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The impacts of a 2016 growing season that may have cost crop farmers up to $50 million in losses due to wet weather, plus the pressures of lower commodity prices, may prompt changes in Arkansas' row crop landscape for 2017, said extension faculty from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Read more on the impacts from this AgFax.com article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The 2016 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Publication (PB1742) is now available online. This document contains detailed results from all harvested trails in the 2016 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing Program. Find links to the results from this UTcrops News blog.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Crop consultants offered up news of the weird, the depressing and the hopeful at the recent Texas Plant Protection Association's annual conference in Bryan. Read more on the challenges of 2016 from this Southwest Fsrm Press article.

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12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
Leaders in both Houses are now considering writing a new farm bill to replace the current one and passing it a year before the Agricultural Act of 2014 is scheduled to expire, according to Bill Bridgforth, senior partner, Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson, Raley LLP, and a recognized expert on agricultural law. Read why from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
U.S. cotton enjoys a reputation as one of the top cotton producers in the world for maintaining clean, high quality, contaminant-free cotton, but retaining that reputation demands vigilance, especially in keeping such things as plastic shopping bags, plastic mulch and bale wrap out of the gins. Read more on preventing cotton contamination from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
USDA's December crop production and supply/demand estimates were as expected in some respects but contain a few things that maybe can be viewed as unexpected and positive. Read more on these unexpected "stocking stuffers" from this AgFax.com article.

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