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Value-Added; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 5-16 in Lubbock

Value-Added; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 5-16 in Lubbock

Texas Tech is once again offering a non-traditional classroom experience for cotton industry professionals from across the globe, known as the Texas International Cotton School. Running from Aug. 5-16, the High Plains program is two weeks of classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction in all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.  more »

 

SW Farm Press: Lack of Farm Bill Opens Agriculture to Looming Larger Cuts

SW Farm Press: Lack of Farm Bill Opens Agriculture to Looming Larger Cuts

Failure of the U.S. Congress to pass a farm bill during the last legislative session and apparent apathy from leaders in the House of Representatives to take up the issue anytime soon creates an air of uncertainty and skepticism from farmers and the agricultural industry, according to an agriculture economics professor at Texas Tech University.  more »

 

Abidi Receives Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Award

Abidi Receives Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Award

Noureddine Abidi has been selected as the recipient of a Texas Tech University Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Award, university officials announced today. Abidi is an associate professor with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science and head of university’s Biopolymer Research, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.  more »

 

Timing; Not a question of whether U.S. is going to have a Farm Bill, but when

Timing; Not a question of whether U.S. is going to have a Farm Bill, but when

The 2008 farm bill, which provides funding for a variety of nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps), as well as payments to farmers and agricultural programs, technically expired on Sunday (Sept. 30). And the lack of congressional action has left a certain degree of uncertainty across the South Plains farm belt, since Congress won’t meet again until after the elections.  more »

 

Fluffy Fiber Fete; ‘Celebrate Cotton’ game set for Sept. 15 against Lobos

Fluffy Fiber Fete; ‘Celebrate Cotton’ game set for Sept. 15 against Lobos

Texas Tech’s annual “Celebrate Cotton” game has been scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 15) against the University of New Mexico Lobos at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock. Game time is currently scheduled for 6 p.m. Officials note that cotton will be everywhere throughout the game, from displays at Raider Alley and around the stadium to promotion, special graphics and fun cotton facts during the game.  more »

 

Cotton production turns corner, rise expected, study says

image imageSouthwestern cotton farming will rebound with a nice growth spurt over the next few years, the most recent national analysis suggests.  more »

 

India’s cotton price support will cool U.S., global markets

image imageU.S. farmers will see their prices slashed by an average 2.48 percent during the next five years. A recent subsidy increase for India’s cotton farmers could drop world cotton prices by as much as 6 percent, according to a report from Texas Tech University’s Cotton Economics Research Institute.  more »