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2015: The Year in Domestic Marketing

December 21, 2015

Cotton Incorporated’s goal is clear – take back our market!


2015: The Year in International Marketing

December 18, 2015

Cotton Council International directs a vibrant international marketing agenda in 2015.


2015: The Year in Washington

December 16, 2015

The National Cotton Council continues to protect cotton’s interests.


Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Urge Action on Cottonseed Designation

December 15, 2015

One hundred U.S. Representatives signed a letter urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to designate cottonseed an oilseed, allowing cotton farmers to access the same risk management tools available under the Farm Bill to other oilseed farmers.


2015: The Year in Cotton Demand

December 14, 2015

Demand for high quality cotton keeps driving the U.S. industry’s outlook.

2015: The Year in Ginning

December 11, 2015

The National Cotton Ginners Association continues to address marketing and regulatory concerns for ginners.

Cotton Leaders Highlight Dire Industry Economics to House Subcommittee

December 9, 2015

Cotton industry leaders told a House Agriculture Committee hearing that assistance from Congress and the Administration is crucial for U.S. cotton to weather the current economic and regulatory climate.

2015: The Year in Cotton Production

December 9, 2015

From the Carolinas to California, cotton growers battled a host of challenges in 2015.

New Generation Grower Keeps Positive Outlook for Cotton

December 3, 2015

Like most young cotton producers, Brian Hobratschk has had a trial by fire introduction to farming for a living – with challenges ranging from floundering cotton prices to bone-dry droughts.

Northern Producers Get a Taste of West Texas Cotton Production

December 1, 2015

Sixteen Midwestern and Western ag producers got a feel for cotton and other west Texas agriculture as part of the NCC Multi-Commodity Education Tour in November.

Gowan Acquires DNA Herbicides from Dow AgroSciences

November 30, 2015

Gowan Company is acquiring the entire global dinitroaniline herbicide portfolio from Dow AgroSciences.

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.

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NCC Praises Move to Reinstate Commodity Marketing Certificates

February 4, 2016

USDA earned the thanks of the U.S. cotton industry by announcing the implementation and availability of commodity marketing certificates as part of the Marketing Loan Program.


Oilseed Designation for Cottonseed Stymied; Industry Responds

February 3, 2016

According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA lawyers have determined the department does not have the authority to declare cottonseed an oilseed, prompting swift responses from the NCC and the House Agriculture Committee.


Syngenta Agrees to Buyout by ChemChina

February 3, 2016

ChemChina is acquiring Syngenta in a $43 billion cash offer.


New, Diverse Leadership Appointed to The Cotton Board

January 28, 2016

Eight members, eight alternates and two diversity advisors have been appointed to The Cotton Board.


Making Wrinkle-Resistant Cotton Fabrics “Greener”

January 28, 2016

The American Chemical Society reports that a team of chemists have developed a new, more environmentally-friendly and cost effective method for making wrinkle-resistant cotton fabrics.


USDA Signs Agreement for Enhanced Cotton Genotyping

January 19, 2016

USDA is working with Applied DNA Sciences to provide proprietary identification methods to genetically verify multiple types of individual cotton cultivars to help the cotton industry protect quality, improve traceability and protect economic investments.


Monsanto to Build New Cotton Seed Processing Facility in Lubbock

January 14, 2016

Monsanto is building a $140 million state-of-the-art cotton seed processing facility in Lubbock.


Cotton Excerpts from January WASDE Report

January 12, 2016

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for January shows marginally lower production and higher ending stocks for the U.S., as well as lower production, consumption and ending stocks for the world.


Senators Join Call for New Cottonseed Designation

January 5, 2016

Nineteen Senators from 12 cotton-producing states have joined the call to encourage Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed.”


2015: The Year in Precision Agriculture

December 28, 2015

In a year of low prices, growers turn to precision practices to maximize efficiency.


2015: The Year in Crop Protection

December 23, 2015

As resistant weeds continue to spread, potential challenges emerge for insect control.