The Cotton Companion
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.

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.