News Stories


SePRO Corporation Realigns Business Units

July 7, 2015

SePRO Corporation has announced changes to its sales and marketing structure to help enhance visibility and growth in the agriculture and specialty chemical markets.


Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Begins

July 6, 2015

Farmers in eligible counties may enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program from July 6 through September 30.


Otahal Family Wins Kotton Kidz Prize for 2014

July 2, 2015

The Otahal family of Corpus Christi, Texas, is the grand-prize winner of the 2014 Kotton Kidz Photo Contest, sponsored by


USDA Updates Climate Change Adaptation Policy

June 23, 2015

USDA is taking additional steps to integrate climate change adaptation into the department’s programs and operations.


Koschnick, Barrick Promoted at SePRO

June 22, 2015

Dr. Tyler Koschnick and Sam Barrick have been promoted to new leadership positions at SePRO Corporation, manufacturers of Brake herbicide.

California Cotton Ginners Honor Patterson and Curlee, Name New Officers

June 17, 2015

The California Cotton Ginners Association honored Russell Patterson and Jesse Curlee, and named new officers and board members during the organization’s recent meeting.

Legé Joins PhytoGen as Cotton Development Specialist

June 1, 2015

Ken Legé has joined PhytoGen as a cotton development specialist for the Texas northern Plains and Oklahoma.

Spreading the Word About West Texas Ag

June 1, 2015

A Lubbock area cotton mom proudly carries the region’s food and fiber story to the National Farm Mom of the Year program.

USDA Issues Preliminary Deregulation Documents for Enlist Cotton

May 26, 2015

USDA is seeking comments on preliminary documents relating to pending deregulation of Enlist cotton from Dow AgroSciences.

Cotton LEADS Adds New Partners, Updates Program Achievements

May 15, 2015

HanesBrands, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Kohl’s and Life Is Good are the newest additions to the partner list for the Cotton LEADS program.

Focus on Cotton Series Adds SeedMatrix Tutorial

May 14, 2015

A new tutorial webcast detailing the features and use of SeedMatrix, a web-based software program that provides objective comparison information about cotton variety performance, is now available as part of the Focus on Cotton webinar series.

Six Researchers Receive Monsanto Insect Management Knowledge Program Grants

May 11, 2015

Six recipients have been awarded research grants from Monsanto as part of the company’s Insect Management Knowledge Program.

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Sanders Expands Missouri Bootheel Operations

October 7, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has acquired MRM Agricultural Service, located in East Prairie, MO.


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

October 5, 2015

Negotiations have successfully concluded for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.


Arkansas Now Debt-Free for Boll Weevil Eradication

October 5, 2015

The state of Arkansas is not only boll weevil-free, but is also now debt-free when it comes to its eradication efforts.


2016 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate Set

October 2, 2015

The marketing assistance loan rate for 2016-crop base quality upland cotton will be set at 52 cents per pound.


Five Named to 2015 Class of Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame

September 30, 2015

Five honorees have been named to the 2015 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame by Cotton Incorporated.


Global Spinners Group Tours U.S. Cotton Operations

September 25, 2015

Members of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation Spinners Committee visited various U.S. cotton operations and research facilities in six states in mid-September.


NCC Says Report on U.S. Cotton Policies Misleading

September 18, 2015

The National Cotton Council says a recent report on U.S. cotton policies issued by The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development is flawed due to several invalid assumptions.


Key Textile Customers to See U.S. Cotton’s Advantages

September 17, 2015

Textile manufacturing executives representing 18 countries will spend a week touring the U.S. Cotton Belt for a first-hand look at how U.S. cotton is produced, processed and marketed.


PCCA Touts Fiscal Year Successes at Annual Meeting

September 16, 2015

Despite multiple market challenges, Lubbock-based PCCA was able to provide $17.4 million in cash distributions to its members during fiscal 2014-15.


Beltwide Conference Registration Begins September 21

September 15, 2015

Registration and hotel reservations for the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences begin September 21 on the official Beltwide website.


El Niño Is Coming. But When?

September 10, 2015

Many Texas growers needing rain now are wondering when they can expect moisture from the promised El Niño to arrive.