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DowDuPont Merger Gains Shareholder Blessing

July 26, 2016

Stockholders of DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have voted to approve all proposals needed to complete the merger of the two companies, likely in the second half of 2016.

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Third P.I.E. Tour Takes Southwest Growers to San Joaquin Valley

July 26, 2016

Eleven Southwest cotton producers will visit ag operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

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Southeast Cotton Producers Visit Mid-South for P.I.E. Tour

July 22, 2016

Thirteen Southeast cotton producers will visit operations in the Mid-South as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

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Honoring 100 Years of the U.S. Warehouse Act

July 15, 2016

USDA, the cotton industry and other stakeholders are honoring a century of successful partnership with commodity warehouse operators that have made reliable agricultural storage and marketing possible.

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Enlist Technology Provides Tolerance to Three Key Herbicides

July 13, 2016

The Enlist weed control system will give growers the ability to use three modes of action postemergence in both cotton and soybeans.

Providing Upland Varieties with Acala-like Quality

July 13, 2016

PhytoGen offers growers several upland cotton varieties with Acala-like fiber quality for added premiums and higher profitability.

P.I.E. Tour Brings Mid-South Cotton Producers to the Carolinas

July 13, 2016

Twelve Mid-South cotton producers will visit operations in North and South Carolina as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

Cotton Highlights from July WASDE Report

July 12, 2016

USDA’s July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows increases in anticipated U.S. cotton production and exports, plus reductions in global stocks and world production.

NCC Leadership Delegation Completes China Visit

July 5, 2016

A NCC leadership delegation visited China in late June to share information with the Chinese cotton/textile industries and update them on the U.S. cotton industry.

PhytoGen Names Winners in Best Yielder Club Sweepstakes

June 29, 2016

A North Carolina cotton grower was named grand prize winner in the 2016 PhytoGen Best Yielder Club sweepstakes.

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.

Monsanto Donates Research Center to Local Foundation

June 27, 2016

Monsanto Company has donated its 150-acre Leland Agronomy Center to The B.F. Smith Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the Mississippi Delta.

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Sale of Nation’s First Cotton Bale Helps Fund Scholarships

September 27, 2016

The sale of the nation’s first cotton bale for 2016 provided $16,500 in scholarship funds for agriculture students in the Harlingen, TX area.

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Cotton Board Releases 2015 Annual Report

September 27, 2016

The Cotton Board’s 2015 Annual Report is now available online.

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Proposed Mergers Could Increase Cotton Seed Prices

September 23, 2016

According to a Texas A&M study, proposed mergers by leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases for cotton seed and smaller increases for other grain crops.

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Ag Companies Defend Merger Deals on Capitol Hill

September 21, 2016

Officials for Monsanto, Bayer and other ag companies defended their proposed merger plans before the Senate Judiciary Committee, insisting that the deals would mean greater investments in technology to help American farmers.

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It’s a Deal: Bayer to Acquire Monsanto

September 14, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto have announced an agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for approximately $66 billion in an all-cash transaction.

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NCC Urges Broad Look at Global Fiber Markets

September 14, 2016

The National Cotton Council is seeking greater transparency of fiber production policies in other countries – including synthetic fibers – to help determine how they impact the global cotton market.

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How Fiber Quality Became So Valuable

September 14, 2016

Textile expert Dean Etheridge explains the meteoric rise of fiber quality on the global market.

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Cotton Highlights from September WASDE Report

September 12, 2016

Production and ending stocks are up slightly in USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, while export and consumption numbers remain steady.

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Wet Conditions Causing Problems for Texas Cotton

September 9, 2016

Extended untimely rains have producers in Texas’ Upper Gulf Coast and Blacklands worried about yields and lint and seed quality.

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Cotton Cultivated Website Adds Custom Weather Feature

September 1, 2016

Cotton Cultivated – Cotton Incorporated's producer information website – now features a new weather tool tailored for cotton growers.

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Boosting the Value of Cottonseed

August 30, 2016

As cottonseed supply and value grows, the cotton industry continues to fight for the oilseed designation or other legislative options.