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Webcast Focuses on Value of Cotton Variety Selection

March 17, 2017

A new webcast on the economic value of choosing the correct cotton variety has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.


Ag Groups: Productive Trade Meeting with Trump Administration

March 17, 2017

Leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations engaged in a substantive and productive meeting with the Trump administration on the continued growth of food and agriculture exports.


Bayer Opens $16.7 Million Southwest Cotton Breeding Station

March 13, 2017

A new Bayer breeding and research station near Lubbock, TX, focuses on drought-resistant cotton varieties and traits for limited-input situations.


A Man on the Move

March 9, 2017

Ronnie Lee is ready to do cotton’s work as 2017 NCC Chairman. Just don’t count on him slowing down in the process.


Cotton Highlights from March WASDE Report

March 9, 2017

The March WASDE report for cotton shows incremental increases in estimated U.S. production and exports based on current market conditions, while global consumption and stocks remain, on average, virtually unchanged.

Topguard Terra Label Amendments for Cotton Root Rot in Texas

March 7, 2017

Texas growers now have additional preplant and post planting options for using Topguard Terra to control cotton root rot.

Advanced Traits from PhytoGen Protect Yield and Quality

March 6, 2017

PhytoGen varieties offer more and better in-plant, native trait protection to help cotton thrive, protect quality and optimize yields.

Required Training for Auxin Herbicides in Arkansas Now Online

March 6, 2017

Required online training for agricultural applicators planning to apply new auxin herbicides on Enlist or Xtend crops in Arkansas in 2017 is now available.

NCC Praises Appointment of Starling as Trump Ag Assistant

February 28, 2017

The appointment of Ray Starling as Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance by President Donald Trump has drawn praise from the National Cotton Council.

Research Shows Finer Raw Cotton Best for Oil Spill Cleanup

February 27, 2017

A study conducted by Texas Tech University’s Institute of Environmental and Human Health shows that finer raw cotton in loose form performs best for absorbing oil spills.

Six Greenleaf Nozzles Approved for Use with XtendiMax

February 24, 2017

Six TurboDrop D Series nozzles from Greenleaf Technologies have been approved for use with Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology.

Whitmire Named 2016 Marketer of the Year

February 22, 2017

Ronnie Whitmire of Taft, TX, relied on experience and well-honed instincts to earn the 2016 Marketer of the Year award.

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FY18 Federal Budget Proposal Very Concerning for Cotton

May 25, 2017

The NCC is ready to work with Congress regarding the “very concerning” program cuts for agriculture in the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget.


NCC: Maintaining NAFTA Benefits is Crucial

May 22, 2017

The National Cotton Council says maintaining a vibrant North American Free Trade Agreement creates a positive trading platform for U.S. agriculture, including cotton and textiles.


NCC: Lighthizer Confirmation Positive for Exports

May 15, 2017

The National Cotton Council calls the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative an important step for promoting fair trade and export development.


Cotton Highlights from May WASDE Report

May 10, 2017

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for May indicate higher cotton production in the U.S. and other countries for 2017, continued demand and consumption and lower global cotton stocks.


Bayer to Sell Liberty Brands in Monsanto Acquisition

May 9, 2017

Bayer has reportedly agreed to sell its Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink-branded seeds businesses to help gain approval of its acquisition of Monsanto.


NCC Sets Dates for 2017 P.I.E. Program Tours

May 2, 2017

The National Cotton Council has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2017 Producer Information Exchange program.


Omnibus Bill Snubs Proposed Cottonseed Policy

May 1, 2017

Despite strong bipartisan support in Congress, a cottonseed policy was excluded from the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill – a move that the National Cotton Council called extremely disappointing to the cotton industry and its producers.


NCC Sets 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Class

April 27, 2017

Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been named to the National Cotton Council’s Emerging Leaders Program for 2017-18.


Cotton Organizations Praise Perdue Confirmation

April 24, 2017

The confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has garnered praise and support from the cotton industry.


USDA Announces 2017 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 19, 2017

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2017-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.


Coloring Cotton with Cotton

April 18, 2017

A collaborative program between Archroma and Cotton Incorporated has resulted in a process to dye cotton with cotton.