The 2018 cotton harvest is well underway in the Southwest. On the eve of Thanksgiving, as cotton strippers, round-balers, boll buggies and module trucks move across the landscape, growers here are thankful for the harvest.
Please, continue to pray for our fellow farmers and ranchers who have lost so much this year due to the hurricanes as they begin to take steps toward what looks to be a long recovery.
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- Georgia cotton hammered by Michael
From our Farm Press family to yours, we are thankful for each of you and your pursuit, dedication, endurance and hard work to produce this nation's food and fiber. Happy Thanksgiving!
USDA Farm Service Agency would like to remind growers and landowners of the quickly approaching Dec. 7 deadline for seed cotton signups.
“If you are interested in participating in the seed cotton safety net program for the 2018 crop year; do not wait. Call your local FSA office today,” says Gary Six, State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Texas. “This is a one-time opportunity to allocate generic base acres, update yields and make a safety-net program election but the process takes some time to complete so get started now by making an appointment with your local office."
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