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2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Media reports have Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack saying he does not have the legal authority to declare cottonseed an "other oilseed," but cotton groups say they are not giving up the fight to make cottonseed a program crop like soybeans or sesame. Read more on the fight for the designation from this Delta Farm Press article.

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2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
If cotton was selling for 80 cents per pound, Nathan Reed might be planting most, if not all, of his acres to varieties containing the latest herbicide and insecticide traits. But cotton is bringing quite a few cents less than that so find out more on his "un-conventional" approach from this Delta Farm Press report.

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2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Peanuts are a good complement to cotton, especially in fields infested with cotton root knot nematodes, says Jason Woodward, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension plant pathologist at Lubbock. The microscopic pest won't affect peanuts and the peanut root knot nematode won't injure cotton. Read more on the combination from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Resistant cotton varieties are becoming more critical in combatting this pest. Read more on the role of nematode-resistant cotton varieties from this Delta Farm Press article.

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2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
The survey indicated growers in some areas appear reluctant to return to cotton. Acres could actually decline in the Southeast, as farmers try other crops. In the Delta, that crop could be corn, and in the Carolinas and Georgia, peanuts, according to the survey. Read more on the survey findings from this Delta Farm Press article.

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1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
This farmdoc daily article describes and assesses the proposal to add cottonseed to the list of "other oilseeds." The proposal is important due to its potential cost and because it raises other issues, including the generic base program and other oilseed program. These issues are also discussed.

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1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Burdensome cotton supplies, including about three million bales of carryover from the 2015 U.S. crop and the same world oversupply situation that has weighed on markets for the past two years likely will remain in place for 2016. Read more on the cotton market outlook from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Just days before the majority of South Carolina's cotton was about to be harvested, the historic October 2015 storm drenched most of the state with trillions of gallons of rainwater, ravaging a crop that had already been compromised by a severe summer drought and heat wave. So now that 2015 is in the rearview mirror, what's in store for cotton growers in 2016? Find out thoughts from this Cotton Grower article.

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1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
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 Western Farm Press article includes cotton information based on last year's crop results, plus new varieties available to growers this year.

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1/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
As commodity prices continue to deteriorate and production costs - if not increasing, don't seem to be going down - farmers must be alert to any opportunity to improve efficiency. Read more on the use of residual nitrogen as a way to improve efficiencies from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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