The Cotton Companion
Dicamba Saga Continues; Traits Paying Off in Nematode Battles

Dicamba Saga Continues; Traits Paying Off in Nematode Battles

June 24, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Frank Giles and Jim Steadman review the rapid changes in the dicamba ruling. And Dr. Bob Kemerait joins in to discuss Georgia cotton, potential crop diseases and how new breeding traits are paying off in the fight against nematodes.

Dissecting Cotton’s Dicamba Dilemma

Dissecting Cotton’s Dicamba Dilemma

June 10, 2020

CropLife Senior Writer Jackie Pucci joins Cotton Grower Editors Frank Giles and Jim Steadman to review the twists, turns and current situation surrounding the June 3 dicamba label ruling. And cotton merchant Jim Nunn shares details on the CFAP program and how COVID-19 has impacted global cotton trade.

More COVID-19 Relief…and Making Early Planting Pay Off

More COVID-19 Relief…and Making Early Planting Pay Off

May 27, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Frank Giles review the details impacting cotton from the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Frank also visits with Georgia grower Ken Hall to discuss the advantages of planting cotton in late March.

#2020Planting Is On!

#2020Planting Is On!

May 13, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Frank Giles discuss the latest USDA report on the rapid progress in U.S. cotton planting. We also visit with Dr. John Robinson of Texas A&M about current market conditions and possible long-term impacts of COVID-19 on cotton.

More COVID-19 Relief for Cotton Growers - And a Looney Tunes Prophecy?

More COVID-19 Relief for Cotton Growers - And a Looney Tunes Prophecy?

April 21, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Frank Giles discuss the latest COVID-19 assistance program from USDA and try to determine if Bugs Bunny predicted the explosive impact of the virus. Dr. Calvin Trostle of Texas A&M also joins in to share tips on keeping farms and rural residents safe from infection.

Uncle Sam CARES for Cotton?

Uncle Sam CARES for Cotton?

April 7, 2020

Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes examine what the CARES Act means for cotton producers. The gang also examines the USDA acreage projection of 13.7 million acres. Steve Verett of Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. drops in to discuss the on-farm fallout of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Cotton and COVID-19

Cotton and COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes examine the many ways the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the cotton industry. The guys also discuss pre-plant crop protection strategies.

Coronavirus and 2020 Cotton Pricing

Coronavirus and 2020 Cotton Pricing

March 11, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss cotton market analysis they heard from Allenberg Cotton’s Joe Nicosia during the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show. Cotton analyst O.A. Cleveland drops by to discuss the bearish conditions of the current market.

Episode 66 – Acreage Projections and MFP Rumblings

Episode 66 – Acreage Projections and MFP Rumblings

February 26, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes examine the NCC’s acreage projection. Texas A&M market analyst John Robinson drops in to discuss the cotton market.

Episode 65 – All We Need is Just a Little Patience

Episode 65 – All We Need is Just a Little Patience

February 12, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the slowly developing fallout from Phase 1 of the Chinese Trade Deal. BASF’s Jennifer Crumpler checks in to discuss creating demand – and price support – for cotton.