cotton

Wrangler celebrates sustainable cotton farming on Earth Day

· April 20, 2018

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 […]

U.S. trade talks with China making Alabama farmers uneasy

· April 19, 2018

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 […]

USDA provides some relief for cotton growers before Farm Bill

· March 5, 2018

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. […]

If Act of God strikes, Bayer will share risk with cotton growers

· January 29, 2018

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 […]

NFU: Much more needs to be done for cotton, dairy farmers

· December 21, 2017

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 […]

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