The Cotton Companion
Documenting the Beauty of Cotton

Documenting the Beauty of Cotton

October 28, 2020

John Gibson of the NCC joins Cotton Grower Editors Frank Giles and Jim Steadman to discuss how his love of cotton and interest in photography are bringing him new accolades for his cotton images.

Sorting Through the Cotton Market Madness

Sorting Through the Cotton Market Madness

October 14, 2020

Economists O.A. Cleveland and Jarral Neeper join Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Frank Giles for a free-wheeling discussion on cotton's late season market, what it means for the next few months - and why growers should be pricing now!

Keeping U.S. Cotton Contamination-Free

Keeping U.S. Cotton Contamination-Free

September 23, 2020
Dr. Ed Barnes with Cotton Inc. joins Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Frank Giles to review new research to help growers and ginners reduce plastic contamination in cotton. We talk robotics, too.
Talking Weather, Hurricanes and Drunk Donkeys

Talking Weather, Hurricanes and Drunk Donkeys

September 9, 2020

As cotton harvest approaches, Mike Boylan of online storm tracker Mike’s Weather Page joins Cotton Grower Editors Frank Giles and Jim Steadman to discuss the art and inexact science of weather and hurricane prediction – and what a drunk donkey has to do with it. 

The Market’s on a Run; Catch It While You Can

The Market’s on a Run; Catch It While You Can

August 26, 2020

University of Georgia economist Dr. Don Shurley joins Cotton Grower Editors Frank Giles and Jim Steadman to discuss the good and not-so-good of the U.S. crop, positive market trends, and why the time is right for growers to lock in prices. 

No Pandemic Slowdown for the Business of Cotton

No Pandemic Slowdown for the Business of Cotton

August 12, 2020

Dr. Gary Adams of the National Cotton Council joins Cotton Grower Editors Frank Giles and Jim Steadman to discuss the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, additional cotton assistance due to COVID-19 and what's needed to keep important crop inputs protected.

Taking the Long and Winding Road

Taking the Long and Winding Road

July 29, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Frank Giles welcome Beck Barnes back to the podcast as he visits with 2019 Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award recipient Dahlen Hancock...and recaps the long road to physically present this year's award.

Spanning the Cotton Belt for Hot News Items; Trying to Make Sense of the Market

Spanning the Cotton Belt for Hot News Items; Trying to Make Sense of the Market

July 15, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Frank Giles and Jim Steadman recap a few weeks worth of news impacting U.S. cotton. And Dr. O.A. Cleveland joins in to explain the current cotton market in his own inimitable way.

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.

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