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Proposed Transform Label Drops Cotton

May 23, 2016

EPA is proposing a new registration for Transform that does not include cotton or other blooming crops. Public comment period is open until June 17.

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Bayer Eyeing Monsanto for Possible Merger?

May 17, 2016

Bayer may be exploring a potential bid for Monsanto in a deal that would create the world’s largest supplier of seeds and farm chemicals.

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Cotton Highlights from May WASDE Report

May 10, 2016

USDA’s May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report projects a 15% increase in U.S. cotton production for 2016/17, as global consumption of cotton stocks continues to grow.

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Record Yields Set by 2015 FiberMax One Ton Club

May 4, 2016

The 127 members who qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club pushed cotton yields and quality to higher levels in 2015.

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Training Cotton’s Future Leaders

May 4, 2016

This summer, class is in once again at the ACSA International Cotton Institute and the Texas International Cotton School.

EPA: Glyphosate Not Likely to Cause Cancer

May 3, 2016

As part of an ongoing registration review, the EPA has again classified glyphosate as “Not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.”

EPA Extends Comment Period on Dicamba Use with New Traits

April 29, 2016

The EPA has added another 30 days to the public comment period on the proposed registration of dicamba products for weed control in cotton and soybeans.

Monsanto’s Fraley Stresses Need for Science Education

April 28, 2016

Monsanto’s Robert Fraley told a group of Texas Tech researchers and students that communicating science and training next-generation STEM graduates are just as important as doing the science.

Texas Tech Honors Researcher for Excellence in Commercialization

April 27, 2016

Texas Tech University honored Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar with the 2016 President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award for his numerous contributions to nonwoven materials.

Meister Media Worldwide Website Relaunches With New Resources

April 22, 2016

Meister Media Worldwide — publisher of Cotton Grower magazine – has relaunched its corporate website, highlighting information and services available from one of agriculture’s leading media companies.

NCC Announces New Emerging Leaders Class

April 21, 2016

Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been selected for the National Cotton Council Emerging Leaders Program class for 2016-17.

NCC Disputes Turkish Actions in Anti-Dumping Investigation

April 18, 2016

The National Cotton Council is disputing the Turkish government’s decision to impose a 3% duty on all U.S. cotton fiber imports into Turkey, effective immediately.

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Caucus Schedule Set for Cotton Board Nominations

June 27, 2016

The caucus schedule for Certified Producer Organization and Certified Importer Organizations tasked with nominating candidates to fill vacancies for a three-year term on the Cotton Board has been set.

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Registration Underway for Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program

June 20, 2016

Just a reminder – registration for the USDA Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program is now underway at local Farm Service Agency offices.

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First Bale of Cotton for 2016 Harvested in Texas

June 20, 2016

A Rio Grande Valley grower has delivered the first bale of cotton harvested in the U.S. this season to a gin in Harlingen, TX.

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Sunbelt Growers to Visit Idaho Ag Operations

June 15, 2016

Twelve Sunbelt growers are visiting diverse agricultural production and processing operations in southern Idaho June 20-23 as part of the National Cotton Council's Multi-Commodity Education Program.

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USDA Seeks Cotton Board Nominees

June 15, 2016

USDA is seeking nominees to fill 17 member and alternate positions on The Cotton Board.

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Cotton Highlights from June WASDE Report

June 10, 2016

USDA’s June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows minimal reductions in domestic mill use, global production and ending stocks.

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Cost Share Program Provides Much-Needed Assistance

June 7, 2016

The National Cotton Council and other industry organizations thanked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for providing a one-time $300 million program that offsets a portion of a cotton producer's 2015 crop season ginning costs.

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USDA Rolls Out Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program

June 7, 2016

The USDA Farm Service Agency will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through a new, one-time Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program.

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USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure

May 31, 2016

USDA has extended the deadline to July 1 for farmers and ranchers to restructure or finalize changes to their farm organization structures related to the Actively Engaged in Farming guidelines.

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NCC Sets P.I.E. Program Tour Dates for 2016

May 24, 2016

The National Cotton Council (NCC) has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program, sponsored

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Proposed Transform Label Drops Cotton

May 23, 2016

EPA is proposing a new registration for Transform that does not include cotton or other blooming crops. Public comment period is open until June 17.