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Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Begins

July 6, 2015

Farmers in eligible counties may enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program from July 6 through September 30.

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Otahal Family Wins Kotton Kidz Prize for 2014

July 2, 2015

The Otahal family of Corpus Christi, Texas, is the grand-prize winner of the 2014 Kotton Kidz Photo Contest, sponsored by

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USDA Updates Climate Change Adaptation Policy

June 23, 2015

USDA is taking additional steps to integrate climate change adaptation into the department’s programs and operations.

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Koschnick, Barrick Promoted at SePRO

June 22, 2015

Dr. Tyler Koschnick and Sam Barrick have been promoted to new leadership positions at SePRO Corporation, manufacturers of Brake herbicide.

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California Cotton Ginners Honor Patterson and Curlee, Name New Officers

June 17, 2015

The California Cotton Ginners Association honored Russell Patterson and Jesse Curlee, and named new officers and board members during the organization’s recent meeting.

Legé Joins PhytoGen as Cotton Development Specialist

June 1, 2015

Ken Legé has joined PhytoGen as a cotton development specialist for the Texas northern Plains and Oklahoma.

Spreading the Word About West Texas Ag

June 1, 2015

A Lubbock area cotton mom proudly carries the region’s food and fiber story to the National Farm Mom of the Year program.

USDA Issues Preliminary Deregulation Documents for Enlist Cotton

May 26, 2015

USDA is seeking comments on preliminary documents relating to pending deregulation of Enlist cotton from Dow AgroSciences.

Cotton LEADS Adds New Partners, Updates Program Achievements

May 15, 2015

HanesBrands, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Kohl’s and Life Is Good are the newest additions to the partner list for the Cotton LEADS program.

Focus on Cotton Series Adds SeedMatrix Tutorial

May 14, 2015

A new tutorial webcast detailing the features and use of SeedMatrix, a web-based software program that provides objective comparison information about cotton variety performance, is now available as part of the Focus on Cotton webinar series.

Six Researchers Receive Monsanto Insect Management Knowledge Program Grants

May 11, 2015

Six recipients have been awarded research grants from Monsanto as part of the company’s Insect Management Knowledge Program.

International Cotton Schools Ready for Summer Classes

May 5, 2015

This summer, students from around the world will learn about American cotton at the ACSA International Cotton Institute and the Texas International Cotton School.

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Cotton Prices Go Limit Up Following August USDA Reports

August 13, 2015

Hours after USDA released its August production and world supply/demand reports, cotton prices jumped from their lowest point in years to go limit up. The question - will prices hold?

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Chinese Spinners Investing in New U.S. Mills

August 13, 2015

New textile jobs are coming back to the American South, but on much different terms.

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Southwest Growers to See Mid-South Cotton Operations

August 11, 2015

Twelve cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are visiting Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee August 17-20 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

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Western Cotton Producers to Visit Georgia Operations

July 31, 2015

Ten Western cotton producers are visiting South Georgia as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

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Winners Named in PhytoGen Best Yielder Club Sweepstakes

July 31, 2015

A Texas cotton grower is the grand prize winner of the 2015 PhytoGen Best Yielder Club sweepstakes.

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Mark Pryor Named Chairman/CEO of The Seam

July 23, 2015

Mark Pryor has been named Chairman and CEO of The Seam, effective August 1, by the organization’s Board of Directors.

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Focus on Cotton Series Adds Sulfur Fertilization Webcast

July 23, 2015

A new webcast to help growers identify and address sulfur deficiencies in cotton is now available as part of the Focus on Cotton webinar series.

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Mid-South Cotton Producers to See Texas Agriculture

July 21, 2015

Ten Mid-South cotton producers are visiting Texas as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

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Lacy Named to Lead PYCO Industries

July 16, 2015

Robert Lacy has been named President and CEO of cottonseed processor PYCO Industries, effective October 1.

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VA/NC Cotton Field Day Set for August 11

July 8, 2015

The Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Suffolk, VA, will host the 2015 Cotton Field Day on August 11.

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Southeastern Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture

July 7, 2015

Thirteen Southeastern cotton producers are visiting California’s San Joaquin Valley as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.