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Cotton Highlights from August WASDE Report

August 12, 2016

More positive news for cotton in USDA’s August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, including increases in U.S. production and market prices, plus more reductions in global stocks and world production.

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Enlist Cotton Trait Earns Full Export Approval

August 10, 2016

Cotton varieties containing Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist trait now have full export approval in key countries.


$1 Billion in Dividend Payouts for FCC

August 9, 2016

With its 2016 dividend payout, Farmers Cooperative Compress of Lubbock will reach the unprecedented milestone of having distributed $1 billion to its producer-owners.


Final P.I.E. Tour Brings Western Growers to Texas

August 8, 2016

Eight Western cotton producers will visit cotton and other ag operations in Texas as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

Product News

Spray Equipment Offer Helps Maximize On-Target Applications

August 3, 2016

A new spray technology equipment offer can help growers participating in Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions upgrade their sprayers to maximize on-target applications.

Texas A&M Research Provides Science Behind New Cotton Technology

August 2, 2016

The science behind a new commercially-available seed treatment from Indigo Ag stems directly from research started by Dr. Greg Sword, a Texas A&M entomologist.

EPA Allows Sale and Use of Existing Belt Inventory

August 2, 2016

The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board has upheld an earlier decision to cancel registration for Bayer's insecticide Belt, but is allowing sales of existing stocks to growers for use.

Indigo Launches Water Efficiency Product for Cotton

July 26, 2016

Boston-based research firm Indigo has launched its first commercial product – Indigo Cotton – which helps improve the cotton plant’s water use efficiency.

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.

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.

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.

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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Global Cotton Demand, Consumption on the Rise

October 19, 2016

Cotton consumption will be the highest in six years, predicted NCC President Gary Adams during a recent meeting in Lubbock.


Webcast Offers Tips to Minimize Pest Management Impact on Bees

October 12, 2016

A new webcast to help growers and beekeepers work together to minimize conditions that may impact pollinators has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.


Cotton Highlights from October WASDE Report

October 12, 2016

The October WASDE report shows lower estimates for U.S. production and for domestic and global ending stocks, but increases for U.S. exports and world trade.


Registration, Meeting Info for 2017 Beltwide Conferences Now Online

September 30, 2016

Information about registration and hotel reservations for the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Dallas is now available on the conference website.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.