Preliminary 2021 On-Farm Variety Trial Results

By: Camp Hand Christmas came early in my first year as cotton specialist. 24/25 of our variety trials have been picked as of December 20, and linked here you can find our Preliminary Variety Trial Results for 2021. This is a living document and will change once all of the locations are ginned, so stay tuned. Thank you to the …

Georgia Cotton Farmers Donate Socks to Homeless Shelters

On behalf of Georgia’s 3,500 cotton farming families, the Georgia Cotton Commission recently donated 12,000 pairs of socks to various homeless shelters across the state. Farmers delivered socks to the Mission Change in Albany, the Community Outreach Training Center in Thomasville, Lowndes Associated Ministries to People in Valdosta, The Homeless Resource Network in Columbus, The Sparrow’s Nest in Athens, Good …

Anderson Receives 2021 King Cotton Award

County UGA Cooperative Extension Service Agents are an important resource for Georgia cotton farmers.  Agents are known for delivering timely and accurate information, which is instrumental for the success of Georgia’s farmers.  They also perform community specific research and education and outreach programs designed to help farmers maximize yields and efficiency. The Georgia Cotton Commission sponsored the King Cotton Award …

Speakers Announced: Georgia Cotton Commission 15th Annual Meeting on January 26, 2022

The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce the guest speakers at the Commission’s 15th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The annual meeting is held in conjunction with the UGA Cotton Production Workshop conducted by the UGA Research & Extension Cotton Team. The UGA Cotton Production Workshop will feature breakout sessions where …

NCC: Give NWPR A Chance

The NCC supports the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) saying that reverting to a 1980’s era “waters of the U.S.” rule would be a mistake as it did not help American agriculture. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council supports the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) saying that reverting to a 1980’s era “waters of the U.S.” rule …

Fall 2021 – 100% Cotton News

We hope you and your family had a great summer! As harvest season has arrived for some and is nearing for others, 100% Cotton News is available to help you stay informed on what is happening in the industry. Here, you will find many important updates you don’t want to miss. Please contact us if we can be of your …

Prevention of Plastic Contamination

PERRY, Ga. – Cotton grown in the United States has the reputation for one of the cleanest fibers in the world. This reputation is under threat, as the increase of plastic contamination remains a major problem in cotton. Gins and textile mills continue to find plastic in cotton bales. Some of the culprits include plastic wrap from round modules, shopping …

Ag Coalition Sends Letter Warning of Tax Provisions

The Georgia Cotton Commission, along with 330 national and state agricultural organizations including the National Cotton Council, Southern Cotton Growers, Inc., and Georgia Farm Bureau submitted a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee cautioning against proposals that could lead to threatening tax increases on American agriculture. Federal tax policies play an important role in …

Georgia Cotton Commission Submits Comments on WOTUS Rule

On August 27, the Georgia Cotton Commission submitted comments on the Biden Administration’s proposed reinstatement of the Waters of the United State (WOTUS) rule. When originally introduced in 2015, the WOTUS brought confusion by its inconsistent definition and contradiction to rules from state regulators in Georgia and across the country. The Navigable Protection Waters Rule (NWPR), which has since been …

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces 2021 Grower Enrollment Webinars

MEMPHIS, TENN (September 8, 2021) – The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol will present six, live enrollment webinars focusing on how the program helps U.S. growers meet the changing demands from their end customer while also better documenting and verifying the sustainability practices and advances already incorporated into their farms. Launched in 2020, the Trust Protocol is a farm level, science-based …