The Cotton Companion
Episode 55 – Dorian, Defoliation and Cover Crop Timing

Episode 55 – Dorian, Defoliation and Cover Crop Timing

September 11, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the news of the day, including Hurricane Dorian’s impact on crop conditions. Tennessee cotton specialist Dr. Tyson Raper drops in to discuss cover crops and other topics.

Episode 54 – Putting Lipstick on the Cotton Price Pig

Episode 54 – Putting Lipstick on the Cotton Price Pig

August 28, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes review the USDA Varieties Planted Report as well as some takeaways from the NCC Mid-Year Meeting. Economist Dr. O.A. Cleveland drops in to try and find any positive takeaways from a dismal week in the cotton commodity market.

Episode 53 – U.S. Cotton’s Global Competition

Episode 53 – U.S. Cotton’s Global Competition

August 14, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes review crop progress, as well as the retirement of a longtime friend of the cotton industry, Rep. Mike Conaway. We’ll also present portions of a speech by Frederick Barrier of StaplCotn about the global playing field for U.S. Cotton.

Episode 52 – Market Facilitation Payments!

Episode 52 – Market Facilitation Payments!

July 31, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes dive into the details of the Market Facilitation Payment program, which was revealed on July 25. We present portions of a speech by Frederick Barrier of StaplCotn on the global trade dispute, and how U.S. cotton can overcome it.

Episode 51 – Cottonseed Advancements; First Bale Here Already

Episode 51 – Cottonseed Advancements; First Bale Here Already

July 17, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the first bale of 2019 being delivered in South Texas. Dr. Kater Hake of Cotton Incorporated drops in to discuss finding new end-uses, including feed, for cottonseed.

Episode 50 – Real. Comfortable. Wrangler (and U.S. Cotton).

Episode 50 – Real. Comfortable. Wrangler (and U.S. Cotton).

June 26, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss crop progress and a new dicamba volatility study. Roian Atwood, Director of Sustainability for Wrangler stops by to discuss his brand’s recent marketing efforts that support U.S. cotton.

Episode 49 – Disaster Relief and the Personal Side of the Trade War

Episode 49 – Disaster Relief and the Personal Side of the Trade War

June 12, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the recent disaster relief legislation passage, as well as a new turn in the market facilitation program. Tennessee cotton merchant Jim Nunn drops in to discuss relationship building with Chinese buyers despite the ongoing trade disputes.

Episode 48 – Trade Wars and the Market Facilitation Program

Episode 48 – Trade Wars and the Market Facilitation Program

May 29, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes talk about cotton’s turn in the spotlight of the ongoing Chinese trade dispute, including audio from Beck’s national television debut. Later, the guys discuss the rollout of the second round of Market Facilitation Program payments.

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.