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In This Issue
The Farmer’s Best Friend?
Dynamic, Interactive Program Slated
It’s A ‘Cotton Year’ In North Georgia
Farm Bureau Urges Action On Tax Relief
Another Strategy For Battling Pigweed
Record Sign-up For Restoring Wetlands
USDA Announces Export Grants
Texas Crop May Barely Miss Record
Cotton's Agenda: Maintain The Momentum
Did Election Results Help California Farmers?
What Mills Want: India’s Global Brand Expands
Editor's Note: Just Another Crazy Year For Cotton
Web Poll: Readers Rate Impact Of Dollar Cotton
Specialists Speaking
Cotton Ginners Marketplace: Ginners Asking Questions About Leaf Grade And Trash
Industry News
Cotton Consultants Corner: 2010 – An End Of Season Review
My Turn: The Tie That Binds

Industry News

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Chemtura Completes Financial Restructuring

Chemtura Corporation announced that it has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Under the plan, the company will satisfy creditors’ claims in cash and/or stock in the reorganized company and also provide value to equity holders. Additional information with respect to distributions under the plan is available free of charge in the investors section at and

Georgia Cotton Commission To Host Annual Meeting

The Georgia Cotton Commission will conduct its Fourth Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus Conference Center.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Cotton Production Workshop. There will be concurrent workshops in the morning starting at 8 a.m. and in the afternoon following the Commission’s program, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends with a sponsored lunch.  

Plans for the day’s programs are underway and when confirmed will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at

It promises to be a day of education for Georgia’s cotton farmers with up-to-date technical production strategies revealed in numerous workshop sessions and current industry information during the Commission’s annual meeting program.

Plant Health Care Signs Agreement With Syngenta

Plant Health Care, a leading provider of naturally derived products to the agriculture and landscape industries, has signed a research agreement with Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., to evaluate and possibly develop Plant Health Care’s Harpin protein as a foliar spray in combination with a number of Syngenta’s major products.

Syngenta will test various Harpin formulations in combination with a number of leading Syngenta fungicidal, insecticidal and growth regulating products. Improvements in yield, plant health and product efficacy will be evaluated in a range of crop and production situations.

In cases where testing identifies synergies from combining Harpin protein with Syngenta’s products, the parties intend to develop mutually beneficial, long-term commercialization arrangements.

Texas Tech Researcher To Receive Special Honor

A Texas Tech University fabric researcher will receive an honorary fellowship from the world’s largest textile and fiber association.

Seshadri Ramkumar, manager of the Nonwovens and Advanced Mater-ials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), will be given the honorary fellowship Jan. 28, 2011, by The Textile Association (India). The award will be given during the 66th annual conference of the society in India.

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