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How does a big rain impact a cotton farm?

How does a big rain impact a cotton farm?

A week  ago, I was driving to Memphis for the weekend and the drama of a bright, rich sunset with the rain lured me off my path. I took the chance to get off the interstate, and snapped a few photos in a couple of different places before finding a cotton farm at the perfect point of light. I snapped loads of photos and video on both my iPhone and my DSLR. I had to share a few pics from my…

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Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

Recently I was astounded by the amount of agnerdness that took over my Twitter & Goggle Plus streams as friends with the Auburn University Extension Service started sharing photos of a cotton agronomist using Google Glass to scout a cotton crop. Yes, it was Google Glass on the farm!  Here’s one of the photos that John Fulton (Google+ and @fultop) shared of agronomist Greg Pate.  And Jim Langcuster (Google+ and @extensionguy) also snapped photos…. I especially like this one of…

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Cotton Gin in Kansas Made Me Pump My Brakes

Cotton Gin in Kansas Made Me Pump My Brakes

This fall, while in Kansas for the State of Now, I took the backroads from Hutchison toward the part of northwestern Oklahoma I called home for four years while I was in college. When I was driving through an “s” curve, I saw this sign and had to stop — yes, the cotton logo had demanded my attention! I thought I’d quickly snap a photo or two and get back on the road, but then a loaded truck came by…

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Cotton – Maybe My Last Photos of a Harvest Ready Field in 2012 (Day 6)

Cotton – Maybe My Last Photos of a Harvest Ready Field in 2012 (Day 6)

I love seeing a cotton field near harvest time and I’m afraid this may be the last set of photos I get to capture this year during picking time. Late in the afternoon and into the early evening there is a kind of light that grabs my attention and makes me hit the brakes no matter what I should be doing. I hope you enjoy the photos and that you get a moment’s wonder thinking this is where your favorite…

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Cotton Is Life in Texas — Cotton Farmers Tell Their Story VIDEO

Cotton Is Life in Texas — Cotton Farmers Tell Their Story VIDEO

Saw this video floating around and have to admit, it left me wordless. I see a few familiar faces (after all the cotton industry is pretty small). But somehow, I didn’t know anything about this video til this week! And it was shown at a meeting SIX MONTHS AGO! Great video that shows cotton from the farm to the runway! Are you wearing Texas cotton? I LOVE IT! Have LOTS of blue jeans to show for it too! Texas Cotton…

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Planting Cotton in California

Planting Cotton in California

As you may have seen, I am asking various people who love cotton to guest post for the blog. Today’s photos were meant to be a wordless Wednesday post  but I turned a bit more wordy. Ooops! The photos were sent by farmer Travis Fugitt (@TFugitt on Twitter) who knows this is my first planting season in a very long time where I don’t have cotton going in the ground within a few miles of my home. He has been…

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Look What I Found Growing On Hawaii’s Big Island! Yep! COTTON! :)

Look What I Found Growing On Hawaii’s Big Island! Yep! COTTON! :)

I never expected to see a cotton plant in the wild on Hawaii’s Big Island. And my friend Marsha actually saw it first. We thought it was a mirage for a while but we really did see a cotton plant on Hawaii’s Big Island! I was so excited that I couldn’t take photos quick enough! And of course, I had to ask Marsha to take a photo of me with the cotton plant too! And the photo of a cotton…

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Current State of the 2011 US Cotton Crop in Photos

Current State of the 2011 US Cotton Crop in Photos

This photo grabbed me late last week…  My friend Kelly Whatley (Twitter, Blog, Google+) lives in the Corpus Christi area and like so many of us, has a tradition of taking cotton harvest pictures, especially if there is a field or two that make you proud. South Texas always gets the first bale in and it’s clear that they will again. Driving around in the Mid-South, I’ve seen variable crop conditions and this photo made me wonder when I may…

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Tennessee Cotton Photos from Friends

Tennessee Cotton Photos from Friends

Last week I was busily going about things & checked in on Twitter and somehow, almost miraculously I caught two tweets about Tennessee cotton. It was awesome! First came this one from Shane Kinne with the photo at right. Touring a #cotton gin in TN. New territory for this north MO farm boy. #agchat http://t.co/cj3BoIo — Shane Kinne (@ShaneKinne) May 9, 2011 Shane was down to learn about a cotton gin and although some may wonder what can be learned by…

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Cotton Found on the Ranch! — Friend’s Photos

Cotton Found on the Ranch! — Friend’s Photos

I love getting photos from friends when they see something cottony and think of me! Not only do I love the fact they think of me when they see cotton, I almost always get to talk more about the fluffy white gold! The latest photos come from my friend the ranch hand Ryan Goodman (Twitter, Ag Proud blog, Sitting in the Pasture blog). While I’m sure like all good ranch hand’s Ryan has lots of tough cotton clothes maybe by…

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