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Cotton Inc. Resets Risk Management Seminar in Maricopa for May 19

April 28, 2015

May 19 is the new date for Cotton Incorporated’s Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar in Maricopa, AZ.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Mississippi Scout School Schedule Set

April 16, 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.