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Global Spinners Group Tours U.S. Cotton Operations

September 25, 2015

Members of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation Spinners Committee visited various U.S. cotton operations and research facilities in six states in mid-September.


NCC Says Report on U.S. Cotton Policies Misleading

September 18, 2015

The National Cotton Council says a recent report on U.S. cotton policies issued by The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development is flawed due to several invalid assumptions.


Key Textile Customers to See U.S. Cotton’s Advantages

September 17, 2015

Textile manufacturing executives representing 18 countries will spend a week touring the U.S. Cotton Belt for a first-hand look at how U.S. cotton is produced, processed and marketed.

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PCCA Touts Fiscal Year Successes at Annual Meeting

September 16, 2015

Despite multiple market challenges, Lubbock-based PCCA was able to provide $17.4 million in cash distributions to its members during fiscal 2014-15.


Beltwide Conference Registration Begins September 21

September 15, 2015

Registration and hotel reservations for the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences begin September 21 on the official Beltwide website.

El Niño Is Coming. But When?

September 10, 2015

Many Texas growers needing rain now are wondering when they can expect moisture from the promised El Niño to arrive.

Bayer CropScience Opens Lubbock Seed Innovation Center

September 3, 2015

Bayer CropScience opened its new Seed Innovation Center on the Texas Tech University campus on September 2.

Cotton Incorporated Launches Cotton Cultivated Website

September 1, 2015

Cotton Incorporated has launched Cotton Cultivated, a new website designed to provide quick and easy access to important cotton industry information.

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?

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.

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.

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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Modifications Announced for STAX Insurance Product in 2016

November 5, 2015

USDA’s Risk Management Agency is making several modifications to the Stacked Income Protection Plan of insurance (STAX) for cotton for the 2016 crop year.


Whitaker Named Georgia Cotton Specialist

November 4, 2015

Jared Whitaker is the new University of Georgia Extension cotton specialist, effective December 1.


PhytoGen Continues Support for Southeastern Farmer of the Year Program

November 3, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, PhytoGen helped sponsor the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program.


Cotton Trading Goes Global with New ICE Contract

October 30, 2015

ICE Futures’ long-awaited World Cotton Contract begins on November 2, following several years of planning, development and logistical wrangling.


Beltwide Conferences to Key on New Products, Management Info

October 29, 2015

Weed science discussions at the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will have a strong emphasis on preparing for new weed control technologies.


Midwest, Western Farmers Set to Tour High Plains Cotton Operations

October 28, 2015

Sixteen farmers from the Midwest and Northwest will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in the Lubbock, TX, area as part of the National Cotton Council’s Multi-Commodity Education Program.


NCC: No More Constraints on U.S. Cotton Policy

October 22, 2015

In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee, NCC President/CEO Gary Adams urged U.S. trade negotiators to not accept any further concessions to U.S. cotton policy during the World Trade Organization’s December meeting.


Sanders Expands Missouri Bootheel Operations

October 7, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has acquired MRM Agricultural Service, located in East Prairie, MO.


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

October 5, 2015

Negotiations have successfully concluded for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.


Arkansas Now Debt-Free for Boll Weevil Eradication

October 5, 2015

The state of Arkansas is not only boll weevil-free, but is also now debt-free when it comes to its eradication efforts.


2016 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate Set

October 2, 2015

The marketing assistance loan rate for 2016-crop base quality upland cotton will be set at 52 cents per pound.