In the spirit of Earth Day, Wrangler jeans has released a report highlighting how much of an impact sustainable cotton farming has on the environment. Wrangler evaluated 45 scientific reports to conclude the practices of conservation tillage, cover crops and crop rotation result in the removal of three times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions […]
The potential trade war that has been brewing between the United States and China has some Alabama farmers cautious about the future markets of crops. “As of now, we don’t know what might happen,” said Stewart McGill, who is a cotton, soybean, and corn producer in north Alabama. “This could be detrimental to producers or […]
The USDA is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. “America’s cotton producers have now faced four years of financial stress, just like the rest of our major commodities, but with a weaker safety net,” said U.S. […]
Unginned upland cotton is being added back into Title I coverage under the Farm Bill to the joy of producers across the nation.
Growers who plant FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed now have a vested partner in their economic sustainability thanks to a new program from Bayer. The 2018 Bayer Shared Risk Program increases economic stability for growers by providing cost protection when an Act of God forces replant, causes crop loss, or impacts yield below specified pounds […]
This week the U.S. House Appropriations Committee unveiled an $81 billion disaster aid package that includes important provisions for cotton growers and limited support for dairy producers. As the National Farmers Union points out, farmers in both industries are in need of appropriations fixes prior to the start of the next farm bill. The House […]