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USDA Projects 13.8 Million Planted Cotton Acres

USDA’s Prospective Plantings report for 2019 projects all U.S. cotton acres to total 13.8 million acres – down 2% from 2018 plantings. According to the March 29 report, upland cotton area is estimated at 13.5 million acres – down 2% from last year – and Pima/ELS acres are estimated to climb 2% to 255,000 acres in 2019.

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North Carolina Seeing a Few Dicamba Drift Complaints

As the month of July drew to a close, 13 official complaints of dicamba drift have been reported to the North Carolina of Agriculture, but the number of official complaints could increase, which is why North Carolina State University is continuing to urge careful stewardship of the technology.   Read[…]

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