They finally did it. The Chinese enacted the most bullish scenario possible for cotton, save that of mandating every person in the country buy a new cotton shirt.
It’s getting easier to buy completely American-made clothing and home goods
Irrigating before wilting occurs is necessary to achieve optimal yields. Growers should irrigate to prevent wilting, as opposed to irrigating after this point of significant stress.
Cotton growers are an integral part of their communities, as proved by North Carolina cotton grower David Burns. On June 16, 2018, David Burns was presented with the Longleaf Pine Award. Bestowed by The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society, it is one of the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty, and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina.
The US has to stand up to China’s abusive trade practices like intellectual property theft. And we won’t leave farmers to face Chinese bullying alone.
Dr. Keith Edmisten responds to a question often asked by growers.
“Planted cotton acreage is just one of the factors that will determine supplies of cotton and cottonseed,” says Dr. Jody Campiche, vice president, Economics & Policy Analysis, National Cotton Council.
The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2018 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2017.