Cotton

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USDA Decides To Implement Farm Bill Provision

Texas 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.

10/21/2014

A cotton boll waits to be harvested on October 19, 2003 near Clarksdale, Mississippi. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Farm Bill Delay Could Affect 2015 Cotton Planting

Cotton growers, unlike other commodity producers, are expected to be hardest hit by a bureaucratic delay.

CBS 11–10/12/2014

Courtesy: Betsy Blaney, AP

Aggressive Weed Brings Woe To Texas Cotton Growers

A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked.

07/27/2014

A cotton boll waits to be harvested on October 19, 2003 near Clarksdale, Mississippi. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Cotton Plantings Expected To Drop

State 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.

03/04/2013

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

West Texas Needs Soaking Rains Soon

As West Texas cotton producers await planting next month, they’re hoping for a weather forecast that calls for above-normal rainfall.

04/26/2012

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South Texas Sees Last Of Boll Weevil Infestation

A 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.

01/16/2012

Farming Drought

Crop Insurance May Be Last Hope For North Texas Farmers

The 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.

08/12/2011

A cotton boll waits to be harvested on October 19, 2003 near Clarksdale, Mississippi. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

High Prices Have U.S. Farmers Planting More Cotton

More American farmers are expected to plant cotton this year as prices remain high.

01/07/2011