The Cotton Companion
Episode 47 – #Plant19 Progress and Forces Impacting Prices

Episode 47 – #Plant19 Progress and Forces Impacting Prices

May 15, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes talk planting conditions from across the Cotton Belt. Dr. Don Shirley drops in to examine the bears and bulls of cotton.

Episode 46 – Cleveland On the Cotton Market; Cotton Sustainability in 2019

Episode 46 – Cleveland On the Cotton Market; Cotton Sustainability in 2019

April 24, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes talk cotton sustainability. Dr. O.A. Cleveland drops in to examine the bears and bulls of cotton.

Episode 45 – Three Crop Protection Tips; Nicosia on 2019 Pricing and Fundamentals

Episode 45 – Three Crop Protection Tips; Nicosia on 2019 Pricing and Fundamentals

April 10, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes talk crop protection in the wake of a mild, wet Spring. The Cotton Grower gang presents a segment of the Economic Update speech given by Joe Nicosia at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.

Episode 44 – Nicosia On Rising Competition from Brazil

Episode 44 – Nicosia On Rising Competition from Brazil

March 27, 2019

The Cotton Grower gang presents a segment of the Economic Update speech given by Joe Nicosia at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show. Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss busted brackets and Cotton Belt schools in the NCAA Tourney.

Episode 43 – Nicosia Takes Stock of the Market

Episode 43 – Nicosia Takes Stock of the Market

March 13, 2019

The Cotton Grower gang presents a segment of the Economic Update speech given by Louis Dreyfus’s Joe Nicosia from the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show. Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the 2018 Cotton Achievement Award.

Episode 42 – 2019 State of Cotton

Episode 42 – 2019 State of Cotton

February 27, 2019

Cotton market analyst Dr. Don Shurley joins the podcast to talk about the state of the industry heading into planting season. Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the NCC’s 14.5 million acre planting projection.

Episode 41 – How the Trade War Could Impact Prices for Years to Come

Episode 41 – How the Trade War Could Impact Prices for Years to Come

February 13, 2019

Cotton market analyst Dr. John Robinson joins the podcast to talk about the trade war’s effect on cotton prices. Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the rapid adaption of auxin weed technologies.

Episode 40 – Six Tips to Consider Before #Plant19

Episode 40 – Six Tips to Consider Before #Plant19

January 30, 2019

Longtime cotton economist Jarrell Neeper joins the podcast to continue his cotton market analysis. Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman pass along six offseason production tips from Extension expert Dr. Gaylon Morgan.

Episode 39 – Government Shutdown on the Farm; 2019 Acreage Projection

Episode 39 – Government Shutdown on the Farm; 2019 Acreage Projection

January 16, 2019

Longtime cotton economist Jarrell Neeper joins the podcast to discuss how the government shutdown is impacting cotton. Later, editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss Cotton Grower’s annual acreage survey and reveal how many cotton acres you can expect in the U.S. in 2019.

Episode 38 – China’s Soybean Pump Fake

Episode 38 – China’s Soybean Pump Fake

December 26, 2018

Mississippi State University Extension economist Dr. O.A. Cleveland drops in to discuss the forces shaping cotton prices. Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss China’s soybean purchase, and what it means for U.S. cotton.