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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.

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.

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Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Ready to Answer Questions for 2016

February 10, 2016

Growers have questions heading into the 2016 season. Tim Price is confident they’ll find answers during the 64th Mid-South Farm and Gin Show February 26-27.


NCC Names 2016 Directors and State Unit Officers

February 9, 2016

National Cotton Council directors and state unit officers for 2016 were announced at the NCC’s recent annual meeting.


Dodson Receives NCC Cotton Service Award

February 9, 2016

Long-time cotton industry advocate Jimmy Dodson of Robstown, TX, has received the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.


Tate Elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 9, 2016

Michael Tate of Huntsville, AL, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2016.


Cotton Highlights from February WASDE Report

February 9, 2016

Sluggish export sales and consumption drive the cotton numbers in USDA’s February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.


Stephens to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2016

February 8, 2016

Shane Stephens of Greenwood, MS, has been elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2016.


NCC: Another Challenging Year for U.S. Cotton

February 8, 2016

National Cotton Council economists say that low cotton prices, ample global stocks and uncertainties about global mill cotton use will make 2016 another challenging year for the U.S. cotton industry.


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.