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The Cotton Companion podcast is a conversation among the editors and friends of Cotton Grower magazine about all things cotton related.

The Cotton Companion podcast is a conversation among the editors and friends of Cotton Grower magazine about all things cotton related.
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The Cotton Companion podcast is a conversation among the editors and friends of Cotton Grower magazine about all things cotton related.

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English


Episodes

Episode 39 – Government Shutdown on the Farm; 2019 Acreage Projection

1/16/2019
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Longtime cotton economist Jarrell Neeper joins the podcast to discuss how the government shutdown is impacting cotton. Later, editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss Cotton Grower’s annual acreage survey and reveal how many cotton acres you can expect in the U.S. in 2019.

Duration:00:42:30

Episode 38 – China’s Soybean Pump Fake

12/26/2018
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Mississippi State University Extension economist Dr. O.A. Cleveland drops in to discuss the forces shaping cotton prices. Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss China’s soybean purchase, and what it means for U.S. cotton.

Duration:00:39:58

Episode 37 – How to Shelter Yourself from the Trade Wars

12/12/2018
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Texas A&M economist Dr. John Robinson checks in to discuss how growers can best proceed in a season of global trade battles. Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss Farm Bill developments from Capitol Hill.

Duration:00:38:48

Episode 36 – Movement on the Farm Bill!

12/3/2018
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Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the surprising news that Congress is making headway on the Farm Bill. Also, Dr. O.A. Cleveland joins to discuss potential cotton market surprises.

Duration:00:35:45

Episode 35 – USDA Tamps Down U.S. Cotton Production Estimates

11/14/2018
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Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes examine how weather woes are hampering U.S. production, but potentially creating a bullish market. Other news items, including dicamba re-registration, are also examined.

Duration:00:33:26

Episode 34 – Forces Shaping the Cotton Market at Harvest Time

10/30/2018
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Dr. Don Shirley joins editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes to take a look at the forces driving cotton prices, including the shape of the Georgia crop after Hurricane Michael. Other news items are also examined.

Duration:00:46:37

Episode 33 – Cotton and the Chinese Trade Dispute

10/17/2018
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The Cotton Companion returns as Dr. O.A. Cleveland joins editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes to take a look at the Chinese trade dispute. Other news items are also examined.

Duration:00:41:30

Episode 32 – Conaway and Perdue Weigh In On the Farm Bill

10/26/2017
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The Cotton Companion examines the latest EPA dicamba development and BASF’s acquisition of Bayer’s cotton brands. Finally, we’ll provide audio from Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue as the duo discussed the farm bill and hurricane relief in Texas recently.

Duration:00:48:34

Episode 31 – Dicamba Developments and Hurricanes vs USDA

9/22/2017
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The Cotton Companion talks about the latest developments in the ongoing dicamba saga. Jim Steadman catches up with Extension weed expert Dr. Larry Steckel to get his perspective. We also discuss how and why USDA’s production reports have seemingly ignored Harvey, Irma and High Plains hail.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 30 – Market Surprises and Dicamba Findings

8/18/2017
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In Episode 30 of The Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the stunning U.S. production forecast from USDA and its impact on the market. We also visit with University of Arkansas Weed Scientist Dr. Jason Norsworthy about some of the findings of a summer’s worth of field research on dicamba.

Duration:00:41:13

Episode 29 – Cotton Calls on Trump for Help; States Regulate Dicamba

7/21/2017
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In mid-July, over 100 federal legislators signed a letter to President Trump calling for relief for the cotton industry. Cotton Grower editors talk with Reese Langley, NCC Vice President of Washington Operations, about what this means for the cottonseed designation, ginning cost-share, and a host of other issues. We’ll also examine the whirlwind of Mid-South state regulations for dicamba.

Duration:00:51:44

Episode 28 – Dicamba Updates and USDA Acreage Report

7/15/2017
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USDA issued its Planted Acreage Report at the end of June, and the cotton market reacted with a shrug of confusion. Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss that topic, as well as lingering dicamba issues in the Mid-South.

Duration:00:38:09

Episode 27 – Dicamba in the Mid-South and Beyond

6/22/2017
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As we enter prime weed control season, dicamba drift complaints are popping up in the Mid-South. Cotton Grower editors Beck and Jim discuss why this is happening, and what you can do to keep your neighbors happy in 2017.

Duration:00:44:30

Episode 26 – Are Prices Surging Too Quickly?

5/23/2017
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Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman return from a long hiatus to join you for #Plant17. We’ll talk WASDE, crop progress, and bring in Dr. O.A. Cleveland to examine this dizzying cotton market.

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 25 – Industry Reacts to EPA’s XtendiMax Ruling

12/2/2016
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Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman examine the industry’s response to EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide, including new guidelines from Mid-South Plant Boards.

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 24 – Dicamba Registration Finally Comes Through

11/14/2016
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Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman talk about EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide brand, as well as crop progress and an update on pending corporate mergers.

Duration:00:32:10

Episode 23 – What does Bayer-Monsanto Mean for U.S. Cotton?

9/19/2016
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Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman examine a busy week in cotton news, headlined by the official merger of Bayer and Monsanto.

Duration:00:43:21

Episode 22 – How Should You Respond to this Market Movement?

8/23/2016
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Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman are joined by economist Dr. O.A. Cleveland to discuss what growers should do about the recent shifts in the cotton market.

Duration:00:34:31

Episode 21 – The Cotton Market Shows Signs of Life!

7/29/2016
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Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman recap the factors that led us to a surprising 75-cent market. NCC President and CEO Gary Adams discusses the state of the industry.

Duration:00:42:24

Episode 20 – USDA Acreage Report and PGR BMPs

7/8/2016
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Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes talk about the unexpected bump in acreage reflected in the USDA Acreage Report. University of Tennessee Extension cotton specialist Tyson Raper joins the guys to talk about PGR management.

Duration:00:38:07