The Cotton Companion
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.

Episode 64 – Third Tranche Waiting Game

Episode 64 – Third Tranche Waiting Game

January 29, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss a bevy of trade deals – including Phase 1 of the China deal. Paul Vaculin of AMVAC drops by to discuss his company’s ag scholarship program.

Episode 63 – Cotton Acreage and the Young Bull Market

Episode 63 – Cotton Acreage and the Young Bull Market

January 15, 2020

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the results of the 2020 Cotton Grower Cotton Acreage Survey. Dr. O.A. Cleveland and Jerrell Neeper check in to discuss some bullish movement in the cotton market.

Episode 62 – Trade Deal Season

Episode 62 – Trade Deal Season

December 18, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss USMCA developments as well as new variety announcements. Reece Langley, NCC Vice President of Washington Affairs, drops in to discuss the looming USMCA trade agreement, as well as Phase 1 of a potential China deal.

Episode 61 – Closing Out 2019 Harvest

Episode 61 – Closing Out 2019 Harvest

December 4, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the last of the 2019 harvest. Laura Lange from IKEA drops in to discuss her company’s involvement with U.S. cotton.

Episode 60 – MFP and A Rare Sighting of Market Bulls

Episode 60 – MFP and A Rare Sighting of Market Bulls

November 20, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the second MFP payment, as well as how to care for your harvest equipment in freezing temperatures. Market analyst Dr. O.A. Cleveland joins to talk about bullish forces in the cotton market.

Episode 59 – Harvest Season Heads for the Home Stretch

Episode 59 – Harvest Season Heads for the Home Stretch

November 6, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss crop progress – or, more accurately, harvest progress. Lauren Krogman of the National Cotton Council stops by to discuss the Beltwide Cotton Conferences.

Episode 58 – Harvest Helpin’

Episode 58 – Harvest Helpin’

October 23, 2019

Cotton Grower Editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss harvest safety tips. Harrison Ashley of the National Cotton Council checks in to talk about the state of the U.S. ginning industry.

Episode 57 – The Louisiana Fashion Episode

Episode 57 – The Louisiana Fashion Episode

October 9, 2019

Cotton Grower editor Beck Barnes recaps a trip to Louisiana cotton farms with fashion industry sourcing and design professionals. Senior Editor Jim Steadman visits with Texas A&M Extension economist Dr. John Robinson who offers his analysis of current market conditions.