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Oilseed Designation for Cottonseed Stymied; Industry Responds

February 3, 2016

According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA lawyers have determined the department does not have the authority to declare cottonseed an oilseed, prompting swift responses from the NCC and the House Agriculture Committee.

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NCC Praises Move to Reinstate Commodity Marketing Certificates

February 4, 2016

USDA earned the thanks of the U.S. cotton industry by announcing the implementation and availability of commodity marketing certificates as part of the Marketing Loan Program.

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Syngenta Agrees to Buyout by ChemChina

February 3, 2016

ChemChina is acquiring Syngenta in a $43 billion cash offer.

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Making Wrinkle-Resistant Cotton Fabrics “Greener”

January 28, 2016

The American Chemical Society reports that a team of chemists have developed a new, more environmentally-friendly and cost effective method for making wrinkle-resistant cotton fabrics.

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USDA Signs Agreement for Enhanced Cotton Genotyping

January 19, 2016

USDA is working with Applied DNA Sciences to provide proprietary identification methods to genetically verify multiple types of individual cotton cultivars to help the cotton industry protect quality, improve traceability and protect economic investments.

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Cotton Excerpts from January WASDE Report

January 12, 2016

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for January shows marginally lower production and higher ending stocks for the U.S., as well as lower production, consumption and ending stocks for the world.

Senators Join Call for New Cottonseed Designation

January 5, 2016

Nineteen Senators from 12 cotton-producing states have joined the call to encourage Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed.”

2015: The Year in Precision Agriculture

December 28, 2015

In a year of low prices, growers turn to precision practices to maximize efficiency.

2015: The Year in Crop Protection

December 23, 2015

As resistant weeds continue to spread, potential challenges emerge for insect control.

NCC Commends U.S. Trade Negotiators on WTO Outcome

December 22, 2015

National Cotton Council leadership praised U.S. trade negotiators’ efforts in resisting pressure for further concessions on cotton by the World Trade Organization.

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NCC Praises Move to Reinstate Commodity Marketing Certificates

February 4, 2016

USDA earned the thanks of the U.S. cotton industry by announcing the implementation and availability of commodity marketing certificates as part of the Marketing Loan Program.

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Oilseed Designation for Cottonseed Stymied; Industry Responds

February 3, 2016

According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA lawyers have determined the department does not have the authority to declare cottonseed an oilseed, prompting swift responses from the NCC and the House Agriculture Committee.

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Syngenta Agrees to Buyout by ChemChina

February 3, 2016

ChemChina is acquiring Syngenta in a $43 billion cash offer.

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New, Diverse Leadership Appointed to The Cotton Board

January 28, 2016

Eight members, eight alternates and two diversity advisors have been appointed to The Cotton Board.

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Making Wrinkle-Resistant Cotton Fabrics “Greener”

January 28, 2016

The American Chemical Society reports that a team of chemists have developed a new, more environmentally-friendly and cost effective method for making wrinkle-resistant cotton fabrics.

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USDA Signs Agreement for Enhanced Cotton Genotyping

January 19, 2016

USDA is working with Applied DNA Sciences to provide proprietary identification methods to genetically verify multiple types of individual cotton cultivars to help the cotton industry protect quality, improve traceability and protect economic investments.

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Monsanto to Build New Cotton Seed Processing Facility in Lubbock

January 14, 2016

Monsanto is building a $140 million state-of-the-art cotton seed processing facility in Lubbock.

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Cotton Excerpts from January WASDE Report

January 12, 2016

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for January shows marginally lower production and higher ending stocks for the U.S., as well as lower production, consumption and ending stocks for the world.

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Senators Join Call for New Cottonseed Designation

January 5, 2016

Nineteen Senators from 12 cotton-producing states have joined the call to encourage Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed.”

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2015: The Year in Precision Agriculture

December 28, 2015

In a year of low prices, growers turn to precision practices to maximize efficiency.

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2015: The Year in Crop Protection

December 23, 2015

As resistant weeds continue to spread, potential challenges emerge for insect control.