USDA Decides To Implement Farm Bill ProvisionTexas cotton producers say they are pleased to learn the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reconsidered its decision about implementing a provision of the farm bill.
Farm Bill Delay Could Affect 2015 Cotton Planting Cotton growers, unlike other commodity producers, are expected to be hardest hit by a bureaucratic delay.
Aggressive Weed Brings Woe To Texas Cotton GrowersA fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked.
Texas Cotton Plantings Expected To DropState officials said that cotton plantings this year may drop by as much as 25 percent. A survey revealed that Texas farmers intend to plant about 4.9 million acres this year.
West Texas Needs Soaking Rains SoonAs West Texas cotton producers await planting next month, they're hoping for a weather forecast that calls for above-normal rainfall.
South Texas Sees Last Of Boll Weevil InfestationA federal effort to eradicate cotton's long-time enemy the boll weevil has had success, and the pest is now confined to the southernmost part of Texas along the border with Mexico.
Crop Insurance May Be Last Hope For North Texas FarmersThe lack of rain and the extreme heat is hitting North Texas farmers hard. One Ellis County farmer is starting to feel the effects of a harsh summer, despite crop insurance.
High Prices Have U.S. Farmers Planting More CottonMore American farmers are expected to plant cotton this year as prices remain high.