Fifty years and counting. That’s how long Missouri farmer David Pearson has been growing cotton. He

Fifty years and counting. That’s how long Missouri farmer David Pearson has been growing cotton. He started farming with his dad and now grows between 5,500 and 6,000 acres of cotton each year. Pearson has experienced many changes over the years, yet he says it is relaxing to grow a good crop and harvest it.  “I really enjoy farming in December, January and February,” Pearson jokes, but he’s serious about helping the next generation. “My son farms on his own. He enjoys it and has beautiful crops. He’ll farm mine when I get ready to retire. It’s important to me to be able to pass the farm on to him.”  While Pearson does grow some soybeans and corn, cotton is the heart of the operation. He’s learned a few tricks over the years and continues to make changes to improve cotton yield and quality. Pearson uses cover crops like rye and wheat for erosion control. These cover crops help keep the cotton warmer during the first month after planting. He is diligent about weed control, so the young plants have little competition for water, sunlight and nutrients.  He and his 10 employees will chop weeds to keep them manageable – but they’d rather not. Pearson turned to the Enlist™weed contro...

The Hempcoin (THC) is down by more than 5% in the last 24 hours as the

The Hempcoin (THC) is down by more than 5% in the last 24 hours as the crypto coin reached $0.016. According to CryptoBeat, the Hempcoin (THC) can reach $0.01 if the current crypto market decline continues. Yesterday, attorney general Letitia James released order against iFinex Inc, the firm which operates […] According to BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) CEO, Bob Dudley, oil prices will remain weak until next year, as production outpaces demand. Mr. Dudley was speaking at the two-day “OPEC Energy Seminar” being held in Vienna. The seminar would be followed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) bi-annual production […] Dean Foods Co, the largest dairy processor in the U.S. posted profit for the third quarter and forecast its earnings for the fourth quarter with both topping estimates made by analysts as it has benefitted from a drop in the cost of raw milk, Earnings that excluded certain one-off items […] Campari, based in Italy, is the sixth largest world spirits company. It announced on Tuesday that it agreed to purchase Grand Marnier in a deal that values the liqueur maker based in France at 684 million euros equal to $759 million. Campari announced that it was of...