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Young Cotton Plants & 2014 Cotton Planting Progress to Date

This spring has been a bit nuts. Not only have we had weird cold snaps and some pretty significant storms, but I have been traveling a lot and all of those things come together to delay my seeing those precious cotton plants getting their start this spring. But today, as I drove back to St. […]

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Fiber Quality Testing on Every Bale of US Cotton VIDEO

When I was thinking about doing this, it was letters like Q, X and Z that made me wonder if I could really do it. The video I shot as I showed a friend around Memphis came to mind quickly. Although Steve had worked in cotton for years off and on, seeing how cotton was […]

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D is for Debt (Farm Debt) — an A to Z Series about Agriculture

When it comes down to the letters I’m using, I have to admit that I’m going with my gut on a day-to-day basis. The letter for today was one that I thought I had settled. I had in mind ditches. I know, it’s not a glamorous word but having lived in areas that are rain-fed […]

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InfoFarm: The NAL Blog: National Agricultural Library

InfoFarm: The NAL Blog: National Agricultural Library. Mike Haley pointed out the NAL blog to me earlier when I was asking a few questions… they did a post on #thankafarmer and this post on #moo.  I’m going to start checking it out  more often!  This post is months and months old.  But made me smile […]

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