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NC Check-Off Vote Set for April 1

March 3, 2016

The North Carolina Cotton Producers Association has set April 1 as the date for the state’s cotton growers to vote to continue the cotton check-off program for another six years.


Stephens Ready to Face Cotton’s Challenges

March 2, 2016

New NCC Chair Shane Stephens has big goals to help the cotton industry through a difficult year ahead.

Product News

Moss Joins Mid-South Team for Brake Herbicide

February 29, 2016

Ag sales veteran Larry Moss has joined SePRO Corporation as a technical specialist for Brake herbicide in the Mid-South.


House Ag Committee Defends Cotton in Hearing

February 24, 2016

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas used a hearing on the state of the rural economy to defend the U.S. cotton industry and reemphasize the importance of designating cottonseed as an oilseed.


Growers Concerned About Loss Protection

February 22, 2016

As cotton growers in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley prepare for planting, many are concerned about loss protection for their crop.

DowDuPont Ag Group Outlines Site Structure

February 19, 2016

The planned DowDuPont Agricultural business will be headquartered in Delaware, with global business centers in Indiana and Iowa.

Brake Herbicide Receives EPA Registration for Cotton

February 12, 2016

The EPA has registered Brake herbicide for pre-emergence use in cotton.

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.

Latest News

EPA: Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

May 3, 2016

As part of an ongoing registration review, the EPA has again classified glyphosate as “Not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.”


EPA Extends Comment Period on Dicamba Use with New Traits

April 29, 2016

The EPA has added another 30 days to the public comment period on the proposed registration of dicamba products for weed control in cotton and soybeans.


Monsanto’s Fraley Stresses Need for Science Education

April 28, 2016

Monsanto’s Robert Fraley told a group of Texas Tech researchers and students that communicating science and training next-generation STEM graduates are just as important as doing the science.


Texas Tech Honors Researcher for Excellence in Commercialization

April 27, 2016

Texas Tech University honored Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar with the 2016 President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award for his numerous contributions to nonwoven materials.


NCC Announces New Emerging Leaders Class

April 21, 2016

Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been selected for the National Cotton Council Emerging Leaders Program class for 2016-17.


NCC Disputes Turkish Actions in Anti-Dumping Investigation

April 18, 2016

The National Cotton Council is disputing the Turkish government’s decision to impose a 3% duty on all U.S. cotton fiber imports into Turkey, effective immediately.


USDA Announces 2016 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 18, 2016

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2016-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.


Cotton Highlights from April WASDE Report

April 12, 2016

USDA’s April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows small adjustments to U.S. production numbers and stocks, while world stocks drop another 1.1 million bales.


New Webcast Explains Cotton Cultivated Website

April 11, 2016

A new webcast explaining the features of the new Cotton Cultivated website has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.


EPA Opens Comment Period on Dicamba Use with New Traits

April 1, 2016

The EPA has opened a 30-day public comment period, beginning April 1, regarding the in-crop use of dicamba herbicide with Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans.


U.S. Consortium Commits $317 Million for Advanced Textiles Development

April 1, 2016

A newly-announced private/public collaboration will invest $317 million towards developing the next generation of textile innovations in the United States.