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Cotton Inc. Urges Grower Input for Natural Resource Survey

March 27, 2015

Cotton Incorporated is urging cotton growers to participate in an online Natural Resource Survey to help direct industry efforts to improve and promote U.S. cotton’s sustainability.

International

China National Cotton Exchange to Buy U.S. Cotton through The Seam

March 25, 2015

The Seam and the China National Cotton Exchange are working together to expand opportunities for U.S. cotton sales to buyers in China.

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Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Overly Burdensome, Says NCC

March 17, 2015

A proposed rule to define “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act would require costly federal permits for many common and essential farming practices, says the National Cotton Council.

Marketing

Cotton Inc. Risk Management Seminar Coming to Lubbock

March 16, 2015

Cotton Incorporated is bringing its popular Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar to Lubbock, TX on April 8.

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Developing “Greener” Blue Jeans

March 4, 2015

A bioengineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley is using molecular biology to synthesize an important dye used to color denim.

Sanders Adds New Texas Retail Location

March 2, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has launched a new retail location in Olton, TX.

Decision Time Is Wrong Time for Farm Bill Changes

February 24, 2015

With new farm bill decision deadlines looming, the Senate Ag Committee is hearing from growers that now is not the time to consider policy or budget changes to the legislation.

Winters Named Interim Head of PCCA

February 20, 2015

Lonnie Winters has been named interim president and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association.

NCGA Honors Kelley, Lange and Maguire

February 13, 2015

The National Cotton Ginners Association honored Richard Kelley, Mark Lange and John Maguire with the association’s top awards during its recent annual meeting.

Advancing Biocontrols

February 12, 2015

Today’s biocontrol companies have a more realistic view of what it takes to penetrate the ag market.

Flowers Re-Elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 11, 2015

Bowen Flowers from Clarksdale, MS, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2015.

National Cotton Council Names 2015 Directors

February 11, 2015

The National Cotton Council directors for 2015 were announced at the recent NCC Annual Meeting in Memphis.

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Brinkley Named New PCCA President/CEO

April 24, 2015

Kevin Brinkley has been named president and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, effective July 1.

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NCC Selects 2015-16 Class for Emerging Leaders Program

April 23, 2015

The National Cotton Council has named 12 U.S. cotton industry members to its Emerging Leaders Program class for 2015-16.

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FMC Completes Acquisition of Cheminova

April 21, 2015

FMC Corporation has completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of Cheminova.

International

High Quality Draft Sequence of Upland Cotton Genome Released for Research

April 21, 2015

An international consortium has made a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton publicly available for cotton research.

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USDA Announces 2015 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 17, 2015

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2015-crop loan rate differentials for Upland and extra-long staple cotton.

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FiberMax One Ton Club Celebrates 10 Years, Honors 183 Growers

April 17, 2015

Bayer CropScience celebrated ten years of the FiberMax One Ton Club and honored 183 growers for producing one ton yields in 2014.

Insect Control

Mississippi Scout School Schedule Set

April 16, 2015

Mississippi State University has scheduled five scout schools in late May and early June.

Insect Control

Georgia Scientists Seek Public’s Help in Tracking New Stink Bug

April 14, 2015

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and could potentially hurt the state’s crops, including cotton.

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NCC Names New Economic Services Director

April 13, 2015

Dr. Jody Campiche has been named director of the National Cotton Council’s Economic Services Department.

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NCC Sets P.I.E. Program Tour Dates for 2015

April 10, 2015

The National Cotton Council has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2015 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.

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Bayer CropScience Opens New North Carolina Research Station

April 6, 2015

Bayer CropScience has opened a new $6.3 million state-of-the-art Breeding and Trait Development Station in Pikeville, NC for cotton and soybean research.